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July 14, 2010


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Peggy Cartwright
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For Immediate Release


CHAFFEY COLLEGE RANKED AS TOP DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PRODUCER NATIONALLY

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Community College Week Magazine released the list of degrees and certificates awarded by two- and four-year colleges and universities from the 2008-09 academic year. In the annual Top 100 Associate Degree & Certificate Producers list compiled by the magazine, Chaffey College ranked 92nd out of about 5,000 two- and four-year colleges and universities nationwide. In 2009 Chaffey awarded 1,274 degrees and 739 certificates; the most in the college's history at that time.

Chaffey College also ranked 44th in the nation, 31stamong community colleges, and 10th in the state in Associate's degrees awarded to minority students. In total 754 Associate's degrees were awarded to minority students. Chaffey College ranked 23rd in the nation among both two- and four-year colleges and universities and was 7th among California community colleges in awards to Hispanic students.

In 2009 Chaffey College conferred 929 associate's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities ranking 42nd in the nation and 5th among California community colleges. "The education I received at Chaffey College was superior," said Stephanie Moya, a 2009 graduate. "With a degree in liberal arts, I believe the opportunities are endless," she added. As a student, Moya along with other Chaffey College students attended the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference. "This experience was memorable and it had an impact on my outlook, both for life and my education."

Community College Week, a national independent biweekly published in Fairfax, Va., annually presents a special issue on the nation's top Associate degree producers using data reported by institutions to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, which is run by the National Center for Education Statistics. The information is reported for 5,000 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and District of Columbia.

Chaffey College is a two-year public community college offering associate's degrees, occupational certificates, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Chaffey College has three Inland Valley campuses in Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, and Fontana. For more information on Chaffey College, visit www.chaffey.edu.


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