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PGCC Again Ranked Among Top 25 African-American Associate Degree Producers

Joe Clark | , Clarkjx@Pgcc.Edu | 6/13/2011, 1:30 p.m.

Prince George's Community College is top 100 for total number of minority graduates

LARGO, Md.--For the second consecutive year, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) has been ranked among the nation's top 25 African-American Associate Degree producers in the nation for 2010 by Diverse Issues In Higher Education. This year, PGCC was ranked 22nd in the country for African-American graduates based on the 2009-2010 U.S. Department of Education data with all disciplines combined.

In 2010, PGCC produced 522 African-American graduates with an associate degree, which represents a 14 percent increase over 456 graduates in 2009. The college ranked among the top 100 overall for the total number of minority graduates.

"Improving student success is a number one priority at Prince George's Community College. We are committed to developing innovative programs and directing resources to initiatives that will help our students achieve their goals," said Sandra Dunnington, vice president for academic affairs. "We are extremely proud to be included once again among the nation's top institutions on this prestigious list," she added.

With more than two and a half decades of experience covering education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education is the only newsmagazine focusing exclusively on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education. For more research information regarding Diverse Education Magazine's African-American Associate Degree producers statistics, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/AssociatesDegreeProducers2010.php.

Prince George's Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George's Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George's Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.

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