Community College Week magazine has named Lone Star College a Top 10 producer of associate degrees, ranking fifth nationally among all community colleges in the U.S.

The 2015 list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers by Community College Week magazine listed LSC fifth in the nation among the more than 1,100 community colleges for the number of associate degrees awarded.

Community College Week reported LSC awarded 4,409 associate degrees to students in all disciplines based on the 2013-2014 school year data derived from their analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

“Lone Star College remains committed to student success,” said Steve Head, LSC chancellor.  “Degree and certificate completion is certainly one strong measure of student success and I am proud of the hard work our faculty and staff put in to ensure our students have the very best instruction in the nation.”

LSC also ranked third among community colleges nationwide in the 2015 list for the number of Hispanic students receiving their associate degrees. 1,334 Hispanic graduates, representing 30 percent of the total LSC graduates earned their associate degree in 2013-2014, a 15 percent increase over degrees awarded in 2012-13.

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