The Island University Ranked Among Top 10 Colleges for Hispanics in Texas

October 16, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked among the Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com.

According to the list, the Island University ranked 10th in the state and 37th in the nation among four year colleges and universities. The list was created by examining each school's academics, student engagement, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) membership status, percent of Hispanic enrollees, and cultural impact.

“We’re honored to be selected as one of the best in the state and the country for our enduring commitment to the enrollment and success of Hispanic students,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “As a Hispanic-serving, doctoral-granting institution, we are privileged to provide students and families with the educational opportunities and tools for them to succeed and transform our community.”

Highlighted for the annual Excelencia in Education Forum, also called the Islander Forum, the Island University brings continued dialogue and improvement of Hispanic programs on campus. The forum features keynote speakers from a variety of Latino/a backgrounds, as well as the opportunity for open discussion and feedback.

The University, which is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, has also been ranked among the Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education as well as among the Peace Corps Top 10 Volunteer-Producing Hispanic Serving Institutions.

For more information, go to http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-50-colleges-for-hispanic-students/.