WHITTIER – Río Hondo College has been recognized by Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine, placing them in the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics list, while highlighting the College’s rigorous academics and sterling degree programs.

Using information from the California Department of Education’s database for the 2019-20 school year, the publication awards institutions that are committed to serving Hispanic/Latino students’ needs.

Río Hondo College boasts enrollment of 21,559 Hispanic/Latino students committed to a four-year program, 1,659 total associates degrees granted to Hispanic/Latino students and 131 Hispanic/Latino students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Degree programs, resulting in the following category rankings for 2019-2020:

• Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Degrees – Sixth;
• Total Enrollment 4-year Schools – 14th; and
• Total Associate Degrees Granted – 24th.

“I would like to thank Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine for recognizing our College’s efforts in inspiring and encouraging our Hispanic/Latino students,” Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss said. “It is a proud day to be acknowledged for such an auspicious set of distinctions and we will continue to lift up our Hispanic/Latino population to ensure their success.