LaGuardia is the Top Community College for Hispanics in Queens

LaGuardia is the Top Community College for Hispanics in Queens

Long Island City, NY (March 4, 2022)–LaGuardia Community College (“LaGuardia”) grants the highest number of associate degrees to Hispanic/Latino students in Queens, according to new rankings released by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine . The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

“Hispanic and Latino students make up nearly half of our incredibly diverse student population, and we are proud to help them achieve their personal and professional goals through higher education,” said LaGuardia President Kenneth Adams. “LaGuardia is where Hispanic and Latino communities in Queens earn their associate degrees. Our Queens community should know that at LaGuardia, we will support you every step of the way in getting a college degree—giving you the education and skills you need to build a career and a better life.”

LaGuardia is enrolls the second highest number of Hispanic and Latino students in New York State and is among the top five institutions where Hispanic students earn degrees or certificates, according to a report from Excelencia in Education .

With 48 percent of LaGuardia’s students reporting as Hispanic or of Latin Heritage, LaGuardia is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a special designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

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LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates thousands of New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle, Dare to Do More, reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all U.S. college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become.


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