EPCC Recognized Nationally for College Completion

El Paso Community College (EPCC) was ranked number one in the nation for granting associate degrees to Hispanic students by two-year schools.

“EPCC is focused on engaging students, growing community partnerships and fostering a culture of excellence with measurable outcomes,” said EPCC President, Dr. William Serrata. “We are proud to be a nationally-recognized leader in getting students on a pathway to graduation.”

The honor, as well as profile of EPCC is featured in the current issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

“The lessons I learned from EPCC and my professors prepared me for the real world. To have that kind of support and see an institution striving for excellence in the Hispanic community, you can’t help but feel a sense of pride,” said Sean Diaz, EPCC graduate who successfully

Photo by Fernie Garcia
Photo by Fernie Garcia

transferred to and attends Western Kentucky University.

The publication annually surveys two- and four-year institutions in their serving of Hispanic students. This is the tenth year in a row that EPCC has been recognized with this honor.

EPCC’s work in educating the community is also featured on the front cover and centerspread of the magazine.

Since the first degrees were awarded in 1972 until December 2016, EPCC has granted 70,842 degrees. Nearly 80% or close to 55,000 of those degrees were earned by Hispanic students.

This is the tenth year in a row that EPCC has been recognized as the top associate degree grantor for Hispanics.

For more than 25 years, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine has been a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community.

Visit The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s digital edition for complete rankings.