Recent acknowledgments from the Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine show that EPCC has successfully served Hispanic students and EPCC seeks to continue this.
The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine has recognized EPCC for the fifteenth year in a row earning first place for biggest degree producer for Hispanics of two year colleges across the nation.
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El Paso Community College Hispanic students utilizing one of the school's laboratories.
EPCC also ranked second place among the top 25 community colleges for having the most enrolled Hispanic students.
The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine is an American biweekly magazine which awards colleges and universities that have a remarkable number of Hispanic students earning their degree.
The criteria of this magazine for ranking schools consist of different areas of focus, such as the percentage of Hispanic students in attendance, student enrollment, and the rate of Hispanic students graduating from the campuses.
Ricardo Mendez, an EPCC student, said, “It is impressive to have this many Hispanic students looking for success, which truly represents an honor to me being part of this movement.”
The number of Hispanic Students in college across the United States has enormously increased over the years.
The U.S Department of Education estimates that the number of students with Hispanic heritage has increased from five to 14 percent over the past decade. 85 percent of overall student enrollment at EPCC is Hispanic.
Different opportunities, such as scholarships, have influenced many students to continue their education.
McDonald’s is one of the most important franchises that has contributed to the education of many high school seniors in the U.S.
In El Paso, EPCC and McDonald’s managed by Richard Castro have partnered up to support students pursuing their associate degree.
In 2019, 18 Hispanic students from the region were recognized by McDonalds.
President of EPCC, William Serrata, Ph.D., said, “The Foundation for El Paso Community College is proud to partner with McDonald’s El Paso to provide scholarships for students to attend EPCC, graduate, and pursue
The efforts and achievements of EPCC and students have contributed to being ranked as number one by the Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.
EPCCcelebrates the contributions of Hispanic Americans from September 16 to October 14.
EPCC faculty and staff believe, “Hispanic Americans play an important role in shaping America and our community. EPCC celebrates the influence of the Hispanic culture in American life.”
Lluvia Villalpando, a veterinarian student at EPCC, said, “It is important to maintain the pride of our heritage.”