Connors State College ranks No. 14 among the nation’s top 100 junior colleges in Native American students attending and receiving degrees and certificates according to the June 2011 issue of College Community Week magazine.
According to the magazine, Connors State had 93 Native American students attending during the 2008-09 school term. During the 2009-10 school term, 88 Native American students attended which included 26 men and 62 women.
The top 100 listings included institutions that have awarded the largest number of associate degrees and certificates.
“It really is a testament on how we have been serving this area for over 100 years,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, President of Connors State College.
“For Connors State to be recognized like this is really something special. This is just the beginning. We are going to do a lot of things for all the students that we serve. But we recognize that serving Native American students is a core part of our mission. It’s something that we have done pretty well and we want to continue to get better.”
The magazine also featured institutions that confer the most associate degrees and one and two-year certificates to men and women of color, as collected through race/ethnicity categories.