National Hispanic Heritage Month ends on a high note this week at Stan State as The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine ranked the University among the nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.
The publication announced the results of its annual college rankings on Monday, Oct. 11, and deemed Stan State No. 55 in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics and No. 94 for total enrollment of Hispanics at four-year universities during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Hispanic Outlook is the latest organization to recognize Stan State for its successful impact on student outcomes. In the past month, the University landed high spots on several U.S. News & World Report rankings, The Washington Monthly and The Princeton Review. In September, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ranked Stan State in the top 10 among 674 campuses for well-being and work. Commitment to sustainability is a criterion students are increasingly considering when evaluating potential colleges to attend.
Established 30 years ago, The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine publishes its Top 100 lists annually to chart the national progress of Hispanics in higher education, which shows significant growth every year. The publication compiles its rankings from the U.S. Department of Education’s database of completed higher education surveys from all 50 states.
Stan State serves as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). To qualify for the federal designation, a university must have an enrollment comprised of at least 25 percent Hispanic students. As an HSI, the University is eligible for federal funding and grants from the U.S. departments of Education, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development to expand and enhance academic programs and recruitment efforts.