BUFFALO — For the fifth year in-a-row, Erie Community College has been honored among the top 100 two-year colleges in the country in awarding associate degrees, according to Community College Week’s 2013 edition of “100 Top Associate Degree Producers.”
The publication named ECC 57th in the nation for associate degrees in all disciplines, while the college was ranked fifth overall in Communication and Journalism; 12th in Criminal Justice and Corrections; and 13th in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. According to ECC President Jack Quinn, such national recognition is appreciated—and certainly helpful to ECC’s overall mission.
“ECC is honored to once again be ranked among the top community colleges in the country for awarding associate degrees,” said ECC President Jack Quinn. “Year after year, this college is providing an affordable education for students who’d like to successfully transfer into four-year schools or take their degree directly into the workforce. This service is a reward in and of itself. But, to be recognized by a national publication for such service is certainly a cherry on top.”
Since 1946, Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, ECC’s faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through skill, service and partnership.