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College Among ‘100 Top Associate’s-Degree Producers’

Pennsylvania College of Technology ranks among the leaders in four categories in a national survey of “100 Top Associate’s Degree Producers” conducted by “Community College Week” newspaper.

In the survey, which was based on degrees conferred during the 1997-98 academic year, Penn College ranked third in the number of degrees awarded among four-year institutions in the category related to Culinary and Hospitality majors.

Penn College ranked 12th among four-year institutions in the “Engineering-Related Technologies” category and 20th among four-year institutions in the “Precision Production Trades” category.

In addition, the College ranked ninth among four-year institutions in the “Non-Minority Graduates − All Disciplines” category.

“We are pleased to find ourselves favorably ranked among the nation’s associate-degree providers,” said Penn College President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour. “As higher education continues to evolve, we have become one of the leaders among a new type of college − one that offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, but confers more degrees at the associate level. We believe this positions us very well to serve students and workforce-development needs in our local community and across Pennsylvania and the nation.”

Penn College’s bachelor- and associate-degree and certificate offerings represent more than 100 career areas.

The “Community College Week” survey was based on degree-conferral statistics collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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