Salt Lake City Community College Ranks Sixth in Nation for Degrees Awarded
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) placed sixth overall in Community College Week’s most recent Top 100 list of associate degree producing colleges in the country.
“SLCC is consistently in the top 10 producers and we are always pleased to share this accomplishment,” says SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin. “As the national and local attention grows even more focused on college completion rates, I am pleased SLCC can contribute in such an impactful way.”
The ranking is based on the 2013-2014 academic year, in which SLCC awarded 3,782 degrees, representing a nine percent increase over the previous year.
Community College Week every year produces a special report that features the top 100 degree- and certificate-producing two-year institutions. Community College Week is an independent, impartial publication that compiles its top 100 list using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey that all colleges and universities accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must complete. The list includes institutions from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the college is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.