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Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Citrus College Ranked Among Nation's Top Colleges for Hispanic Students
Glendora, Calif. (Nov. 18, 2019) – Citrus College is one of the top colleges and universities in the nation for Hispanic students, according to an annual list published by the Hispanic Outlook on Education.
A monthly magazine providing education news from a Hispanic perspective, the Hispanic Outlook on Education uses data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to determine which colleges and universities in the United States have enrolled and granted degrees to the most Hispanic students.
In a special issue published earlier this fall, the magazine ranked Citrus College in the top 10 colleges and universities in two categories: 6th in the nation for awarding English language and literature degrees to Hispanic students, and 7th in the nation for awarding social science degrees to Hispanic students.
"Citrus College is strategically focused on student success, and we are committed to serving the evolving needs of our diverse student body," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College. "Being recognized as a top degree producer validates our efforts to provide all students with academic programs and support services designed to help them achieve their goals."
In addition to recognizing the nation's top 10 colleges and universities for each major, the Hispanic Outlook on Education also ranked community colleges according to their total enrollment of Hispanic students. Using data from 2017, the publication ranked Citrus College 32nd out of all two-year colleges in the United States in terms of enrollment.
"Being included on the Hispanic Outlook on Education's top colleges and universities lists is an accomplishment that always brings the Citrus College community pride," said Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees. "I am incredibly grateful to the college's dedicated faculty and staff who invest their time and energy into creating an academic environment where student achievement is fostered and diversity is celebrated."