The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has again named Citrus College one of the top 50 community colleges in the United States for degree completion. This is the seventh consecutive year the college has been included in the magazine’s annual “Top 50 Community Colleges” issue.
Citrus College ranked in 27th place out of more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide in the number of associate degrees awarded to Hispanics.
“It is always an honor and a privilege to be recognized by
this national publication as one of the top community colleges in the United
States,” said Superintendent/President Geraldine M. Perri, Ph.D. “Citrus College’s consistent recognition is
evidence that college completion is the mainstay of our institutional culture.”
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is
a national biweekly online publication that publishes from September through
May and reaches more than 50,000 readers.
The college’s rankings are obtained from the National Center
for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems
(NCES/IPEDS). Every year, data from community colleges throughout the United
States are reviewed, and each institution is ranked in four categories:
Hispanic full-time enrollment, associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students,
community colleges employing Hispanic faculty, and colleges that offer both
associate degrees and four-year degrees to Hispanic students.
“Citrus College’s annual presence as a Hispanic Outlook Top 50 community college is tremendous validation
of how well we serve our students and of our reputation as a College of
Completion,” said Dr. Patricia A. Rasmussen, president of the Citrus Community
College District Board of Trustees.
Citrus College has also been spotlighted nationally by other
publications. Community College Weekmagazine recognized Citrus College as a “Top Producer” of associate degrees in
the United States for the past seven years and by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for the past four