Monday, September 28, 2015

SLCC Ranks 6th in Nation for Degrees Awarded

Salt Lake Community College placed sixth overall in Community College Week’s most recent Top 100 list of associate degree producing colleges in the country.

“SLCC is consistently in the top 10 producers and we are always pleased to share this accomplishment,” said SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin. “As the national and local attention grows even more focused on college completion rates, I am pleased SLCC can contribute in such an impactful way.”

The 2015 graduating class of SLCC at the Maverik Center

 The ranking is based on the 2013-2014 academic year, in which SLCC awarded 3,782 degrees, representing a nine percent increase over the previous year.

Community College Week every year produces a special report that features the top 100 degree and certificate producing two-year institutions. Community College Week is an independent, impartial publication that compiles its top 100 list using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey that all colleges and universities accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must complete. The list includes institutions from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.