Central Texas College (CTC) improved its ranking among the Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers in 2008. According to Community College Magazine which compiles the top 100 list, CTC ranked 16th in the country and first in Texas among community colleges. The local college ranked 20th the previous year. CTC increased the total number of associate degrees conferred by 11 percent to 2,494.
CTC ranked first in Texas ahead of Lone Star College System (18) formerly North Harris Montgomery Community College District, Houston Community College System (20), Tarrant County College District (30), El Paso Community College (34) and San Jacinto Community College (40).
CTC also ranked in the top 100 nationwide for specific associate degree plans awarded. For multi/interdisciplinary studies degrees conferred, CTC was second in the nation (first in Texas ). For criminal justice degrees awarded, CTC placed 14th in the nation and first in Texas . It also placed 15th in the nation and first in Texas in security/protective service degrees awarded. CTC also ranked 46th (third in Texas ) for computer and information services and support services degrees and 50th nationwide (fourth in Texas ) in family and consumer sciences/human services degrees.
Across the country, more than 565,000 associate degrees and one- and two-year certificates were awarded in academic year 2007-’08 by public, private non-profit and proprietary institutions. The current analysis of the top 100 degree-producers was collected through the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey. The analysis considers only Title IV eligible institutions which means an institution must be accredited by either a regional or specialized accreditation agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
For a complete list of ranked community colleges and institutions, visit Community College Week’s website at www.ctcd.edu online