jumped 20 spots compared to last year's ranking
FLAGSTAFF, AZ Coconino Community College was recently
ranked 29th in the country as a top associate degree producer for
Native Americans students. The College jumped 20 spots compared
to last year. The designation comes from Community College Week,
a national magazine.
"Our students should be congratulated on their achievement,"
said Veronica Hipolito, CCC's Director of Student Services. "The
rankings reflect the positive outcomes that can be achieved with
the combination of student effort, quality instruction and student
CCC's Office of Student Services provides a support system for all
students, including advising to help students set goals, plan their
degree and select courses, Hipolito said.
There are also a variety of programs at the College that work toward
retaining students through individualized support, including the
TRiO program, tutoring services, disability resources and the Passages
program, which provides assistance to single parents and displaced
The College rose 20 spots to No. 29 from No. 49 last year.
Community College Week magazine analyzed degrees and certificates
conferred during the 2011-12 academic year, then broke it down across
various race/ethnicity categories and also academic disciplines.
Institutions that grant associate degrees, including two-year and
four-year institutions were used for the Top 100 rankings. There
are more than 1,655 community colleges across the United States.
This year's Top 100 analysis examines degrees and certificates conferred
during the 2011-12 academic year.
Community College Week provides in-depth analysis of issues, trends
and news impacting two-year educational institutes. The complete
list of rankings can be seen at Community
About Coconino Community College
Coconino Community College (CCC) is an educational institution based
in Flagstaff, Arizona that provides more than 60 certificate programs
and two-year degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science,
law enforcement and child development. Established in 1991, CCC
has served the residents of Coconino County for more than 20 years,
and helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving
the overall health and safety of the community.
During its 20 years of operation, CCC has experienced tremendous
growth. In 1991 approximately 1,000 students attended the college,
and today nearly 10,000 learners enroll in credit courses, life-long
learning classes and corporate training sessions each year.
CCC operates three campuses-Flagstaff Lone Tree Campus; Flagstaff
Fourth Street Campus and Page/Lake Powell Campus-and also offers
classes in Fredonia, Grand Canyon/Tusayan and Tuba City. The College
offers campus, online and interactive TV courses, most of which
are transferable to four-year universities. For more information
about CCC, visit www.coconino.edu.