October 12, 2021
Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has been named one of the nation’s “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.
These ratings reflect the national progress of Hispanics in Higher Education and recognize institutions that are committed to serving Hispanics’ educational needs.
BMCC is ranked as follows:
- Top 100 (2019-2020 Total Associate Degrees Granted) #18
- Top 100 (2019-2020 Total Enrollment 2-year Schools) #23
- Top 10 Schools by Major (2019-2020) for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Degrees #6
The rankings are based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and data from all 50 states.
In Fall 2020, almost 39% out of 22,496 BMCC students identified as Hispanic. In fact, nearly 90% of the BMCC student population is comprised of minorities and groups historically underrepresented in collegiate programs.
BMCC’s commitment to Hispanic students and status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is reflected in the college’s participation in the Excelencia in Education national initiative.
Another example of BMCC’s efforts to raise the success of Hispanic and other students is the $3 million, five-year Conexiónes Title V Project Grant awarded to BMCC in 2020 to increase student engagement and provide students with a deeper connection to their career interests.
To read more, visit The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.
BMCC’s commitment to Hispanic and other students, as reflected in the Hispanic Outlook ratings this article describes, relates to BMCC’s Strategic Goals, including Goal 4: Improve Completion and Transfer Rates Through Integrated Support Services, and Goal 5: Strengthen our Culture of Care for Students, Faculty and Staff. Read the BMCC Strategic Plan 2020-2025 to learn about college-wide initiatives, priorities and goals.
- BMCC named among “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” by The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
- Rankings are based on Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics and data from all 50 states
- BMCC’s commitment to Hispanic students is reflected in the $3 million, five-year Conexiónes Title V Project Grant awarded to BMCC in 2020