Texas State Technical College is No. 1

30 Jun

Texas State Technical College is No. 1 in the entire nation among both two-year and four-year colleges when it comes to conferring the most associate degrees in the critical category of Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields.

(It is important to note they, along with Temple College) will be starting some classes here in Hutto this August!)

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.

The move to the top slot represents a 40 percent increase in engineering-related degree conferrals for TSTC.

“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.”

In addition to ranking top in the nation in Engineering Technologies, TSTC also was top in Texas —and second in the nation — in the Computer and Information Science and Support Services category, and top in the state in the Precision Production category.

The annual report lists associate degree and certificate conferrals for the 2009-2010 academic year, the latest year for which data is available. It includes an analysis of 1,200 two- and four-year public, private and proprietary schools to produce the top 100 list. Data is collected and analyzed from the National Center for Education Statistics through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set completion 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 a readership of more than 30,000 and is distributed to 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.

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