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Florida State College at Jacksonville hits top 10 in associate degrees for 2010-2011
By Michael Corby Wed, June 20, 2012 6:50 pm EDT
U.S. Dept. of Education data reported in Community College Week
Florida State College at Jacksonville ranked among the top 10 associate degree producers in the nation in six categories—this, according to a June 11, 2012 report published in Community College Week, a national weekly specializing in issues related to the community colleges.
FSCJ ranked third nationally in the number of associate degrees granted in Liberal Arts and Sciences, with 4,110 for the 2010-2011 academic year. This was a 37 percent increase from the prior year total of 3,005.
The College granted a total of 5,409 associate degrees for the year, giving it a rank of fourth in “grand total” and a rank of fifth in “all disciplines.” The 5,409 figure was a 29 percent increase over the previous year (4,209).
A consistent producer of registered nurses, FSCJ ranked sixth in the nation, with 390 Associate Degrees in Nursing awarded.
The College ranked eighth nationally in the number of associate degrees granted to African-American students, with 1,015 granted in 2010-2011; up 24 percent from the previous year with 818. It ranked second in the number of associate degrees granted to non-minority students, with 3,357, an increase of 25 percent from the prior year (2,689). It ranked eleventh in associate degrees in health professions and related clinical services.
The annual list is based on the Community College Week’s analysis of U.S. Department of Education data for 2010-2011.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree and the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of Florida State College at Jacksonville.