WCC Noted for Degrees Awarded to Minorities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has recognized Wayne Community College as one of the institutions awarding the most associate degrees to minority students in the nation.

The college ranked in the top 100 in two categories: 76th in “Health and Medical Administrative Services” degrees and 95th in “Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technician” degrees awarded to African-American graduates.

The “Top 100 Associate Degree Producer” rankings were featured in the June 20 and December 19, 2013 issues of the magazine and at http://diverseeducation.com/top100/. They include the total number of associate degrees awarded at every community college, as well as specific figures in major fields of study and disciplines.

The data from which the Diverse rankings were assigned is from 2,967 postsecondary institutions that awarded at least one associate degree in the 2011-2012 academic year, are Title IV eligible, and are located in the states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia. It was drawn from the most recent information reported by those schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

The rankings were compiled by Dr. Victor Borden of Indiana University Bloomington. It is part of a national report documenting the ability of U.S. colleges to award associate degrees to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American students.

Diverse, the only national news magazine devoted to matters of access and equity for all in higher education, has produced this report for more than two decades.

Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 100 college credit programs.

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