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MTC receives diversity recognition for 11th consecutive year

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For the 11th consecutive year, Midlands Technical College has been ranked among the top colleges in the nation for minority students earning associate degrees by education publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

MTC ranked No. 65 in associate degrees awarded to African American students in the latest rankings. The school earned 10 top-25 rankings and made the list 34 times.

“Midlands Technical College provides pathways to higher education and career training for a broad array of students and actively addresses the under-representation of African-Americans in higher education,” Ronald Rhames, MTC president, said in a news release. “This report demonstrates our commitment to diversity and shows that our rigorous curriculum is accessible to all.”

Since 2010, MTC has been recognized as one of the top 100 producers of associate degrees to African Americans among the 1,200 technical and community colleges nationwide. In the most recent rankings, MTC was in the top 25 for associate degrees awarded to African American students in the following career areas: business, management and marketing; construction; family and consumer sciences/human sciences; registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing.

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