IMPERIAL — Hispanic Outlook magazine issued a press release, listing Imperial Valley College in the top 100 community colleges nationally that serve Hispanics.

IVC was named Number 16 in grand total associate degrees awarded to Hispanic, or Latinx, students in 2019, as well as Number 46 total enrollment 2-year schools 2018-2019 for Hispanic and Latinx student enrollment, per the report.

“I am honored that Imperial Valley College (IVC) is recognized as one of the top 100 community colleges and universities in the United States to enroll and assist Hispanic students achieve their goal of earning a degree,” said, Dr. Martha Garcia, superintendent and president. “I am deeply grateful to the employees and trustees of IVC and to the community because we are collectively committed to provide quality education and help our students as best as possible. The purpose of this institution is to enable students to succeed and transform their dreams into a reality.”

Imperial Valley College has been recognized by The Hispanic Outlook on Education (HO) Magazine as one of the leading community colleges for Hispanics in the United States and has been highlighted in the October issue of HO magazine, the release said.

Every year the report said HO Magazine releases an index of the Top Community Colleges for Hispanics, which consists of lists from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS) collected by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is part of the Department of Education.  

As a Hispanic Serving Institution, the release said Imperial Valley College continues to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to assist students in achieving their education and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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