Monroe Community College (MCC) ranks as one of the most productive two-year colleges in the United States, according to a report recently released by Community College Week, a bi-weekly higher education newspaper.
The multi-campus college awarded 2,620 associate degrees in 2012-13, which places it among the top 2 percent of community colleges nationwide in terms of the number of graduates.
The college is 21st among the nation’s two-year colleges in the number of associate degrees awarded, up from 23rd last year. MCC has ranked among the nation’s top 100 community colleges for the past two decades. Data for the report comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics.
“Significantly, CCWeek? recognizes colleges purely by number of degrees awarded, regardless of institution size,” said MCC President Anne M. Kress. “While MCC is a large community college in New York, it is far smaller than many others across the country. That we rank so high on this list speaks to the quality of our College and the commitment of our faculty and staff.”
There are 1,132 community colleges that offer associate degrees in the United States, according to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
The State University of New York has five community colleges on the annual Top 100 list: Suffolk County Community College (ranked 10th); Nassau Community College (12th); MCC (21st); Erie Community College (32nd); and Hudson Valley Community College (44th).
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