The Florida Department of Education announced yesterday that, for the eleventh year in a row, the Florida College System ranks among top associate degree producers in the nation, according to Community College Week. Florida, which ranks fourth in population, awarded more associate degrees and one-year certificates than larger states, Texas and New York.

Governor Scott said, “I applaud the Florida College System for being ranked one of the top producers of associate degrees in the nation, outpacing other states. All 28 Florida colleges this year accepted my challenge to offer 4-year degrees for $10,000 or less in fields where students can get jobs. It’s clear that Florida’s College System cares about providing value to Florida students.”

For more information and to view the rankings, visit Community College Week’s Top Associate Degree Producers Report, 2013.

Community College Week’s Top 100 Associate Degree Producers report identifies Florida as a leader in a range of categories using data from the National Center for Education Statistics. Highlights of the 2013 report include:

  • Seventeen Florida colleges are among the top 100      producers of associate degrees. Broward College, Florida State College at      Jacksonville, Miami Dade College and Valencia College are in the top 10;
  • Fifteen Florida colleges are ranked in the number of      associate degrees awarded to African American students. Broward College,      Florida State College at Jacksonville, Miami Dade College and Valencia College are in the top 10;
  • Ten Florida colleges are ranked in the number of      associate degrees awarded to Hispanic students. Broward College, Miami      Dade College and Valencia College are in the top 10;
  • Eight Florida colleges are ranked for associate degrees      awarded in the area of nursing. Broward College, Florida State College at      Jacksonville and Miami Dade College are in the top 10;
  • Six Florida colleges are ranked for associate degrees      awarded in the area of health professions and related clinical sciences;      and
  • Nine Florida colleges are ranked for one-year      certificate production in all disciplines.
 

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