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BMCC Earns High Rankings Nationwide on Awarding Associate Degrees to Underrepresented Students

November 15, 2018

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has attained high rankings in the recently released, 2018 “Top 100 Degree Producers” outcomes compiled by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and based on analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions. 

Recently, BMCC placed high in other prestigious analyses, including a ranking of #3 among community colleges nationwide in the 2017 Stanford University study “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility.” BMCC also ranked #5 for minority students, #3 for African American students and #11 for both Hispanic and Asian American students, in the 2016 Community College Week Top 100 associate degree producers report.

In looking at the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education analysis of associate degree producers nationwide through the lens of race, BMCC placed as follows:

BMCC ranks #1 in producing associate degrees for: 
  • All minority students majoring in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services.
  • Asian American students majoring in Accounting and Related Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Public Health.
BMCC ranks #2 in producing associate degrees for:
  • All minority students majoring in Accounting and Related Services; Public Administration and Social Service Professions, and Public Health.
  • African American Students majoring in Communications, Journalism and Related Programs; and Public Health.
  • Asian American students majoring in Education.
  • Hispanic students majoring in Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions. 
BMCC ranks #3 in producing associate degrees for:
  • All minority students majoring in Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services; and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.
  • African American students majoring in English Language and Literature/Letters; and Mathematics and Statistics. 
  • Asian American students majoring in Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services.  
  • Hispanic students majoring in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Public Health. 
BMCC ranks #4 in producing associate degrees for:
  • All minority students majoring in Physical Sciences.
  • African American students majoring in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.
  • Asian American students majoring in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services.
  • Hispanic students majoring in Accounting and Related Services; and Physical Sciences.
BMCC ranks #5 in producing associate degrees for:
  • All minority students majoring in Education; and English Language and Literature/Letters.
  • African American students majoring in Accounting and Related Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Physical Sciences; and Public Administration and Social Service Professions.
  • Native American students majoring in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services.

  

For more details on BMCC’s rankings, visit the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Top 100 Producers of Associate Degrees, 2018.”

 

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BMCC Receives High Ranking for Student Mobility

BMCC Ranks Among Nation’s Top Community Colleges

 

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education compiles data from U.S. Department of Education and reported by institutions nationwide
  • That data put BMCC in the top five out of 100 colleges for producing associate degrees for all minority students
  • Other recent high rankings have been given to BMCC in analyses including a Stanford University study of upward mobility

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