Texas State Technical College ranks No. 1 in the state of Texas among two-year colleges in terms of the most associate degrees in the category of Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.
Community College Week magazine has released its latest analysis of the country’s Top 100 Associate Degree Producers, arguably one of the most important indicators of success for community and technical education institutions.
“We are pleased TSTC is No. 1 in producing engineering technology graduates,” said Dr. Elton E. Stuckly Jr., TSTC Waco president. “Industry leaders have consistently said skilled technicians are in high demand in today’s increasingly complex workforce. TSTC works hard to ensure our graduates meet this demand, so it’s nice to be recognized for fulfilling that need.”
TSTC also ranked No. 1 in Texas in the Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services category, and then placed top in the state, one of only two colleges, in the Precision Production category.
The annual report lists associate degree and certificate conferrals of nearly 5,000 institutions for the 2010-2011 academic year, the latest year for which data is available. Data is collected and analyzed by the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completions survey.
Since the survey’s inception, TSTC has ranked top in the state numerous times and has stayed consistently on the top 50 list in nearly every category for which it is eligible.
Community College Week has close to 35,000 in its readership. The magazine distributes among a vast audience, including college employees, students, professional associations, business and industry executives, federal, state, and local government officials and others. The rankings are one way the magazine recognizes the efforts of hundreds of thousands of faculty, staff, and administrators who dedicate themselves to educating students.
To read the full report, visit http://www.ccweek.com/ and click on Top 100.