Hartnell College among top 10 in graduating minorities with Associate Degrees

Publish Date: 
Nov 14, 2017

Great news! The December 14, 2017 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education will feature the ‘Top 100 Associate Degree Producers’ report about community colleges that have experienced the most success in awarding degrees to minority students.

This report, based on U.S. Department of Education data, examines degree attainment by fields of study for African-American, Asian American, Hispanic, and Native American students.

For the 2015-16 academic year, Hartnell College had the ninth highest percentage (89%) of minority student graduates for community colleges across the nation of over 1,400 community colleges. Hartnell had the fourth highest percentage of minority student graduates for community colleges in California (114 total colleges). 

The achievement gap for minority students is well-documented across the nation, but Hartnell has closed the gap through a laser focus on student success by our faculty, staff, and administrators. Most importantly, Hartnell students have succeeded as a result of their relentless grit and determination.

In May 2017, Hartnell College had its largest graduating class and transferred more students to four-year institutions in its history. The combined work of faculty, administrators, and staff to focus on our students first, is apparent in the levels of completion the college is now experiencing. This is a team effort; congratulations to all of you Panthers!