Hispanic Outlook on Education, a national monthly magazine that provides education news while maintaining a unique Hispanic perspective, has named Lone Star College as a Top 25 Community College for Hispanics.
“Lone Star College is committed to providing high-quality, academic transfer and workforce programs to all students,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., college chancellor. “We appreciate this recognition and remain committed to student success.”
Hispanic Outlook on Education noted that the college ranked No. 1 in the nation in the number of undergraduate Hispanic students for 2016. The college also ranked No. 2 in the nation in granting the most associate degrees to Hispanics. The rankings were determined by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, a method of surveys conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics.
In addition to being recognized as a leader in Hispanic education by Hispanic Outlook, the U.S. Department of Education has designated Lone Star as an Hispanic-Serving Institution, a recognition that is given to nonprofit institutes with a full-time undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.
“I am very proud of the role Lone Star College plays in helping our community,” said Head. “I’m also excited about our newest college, Lone Star College-Houston North, which will focus on educational and student support.”