Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked among the Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The Island University ranked 16th in the state and 61st in the nation among four-year colleges and universities. The rankings are based on enrollment of full-time Hispanic students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.

“We’re honored to be recognized as one of the best in the nation for our unwavering commitment to the enrollment and success of Hispanic students,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “It is our privilege and duty as a Hispanic-serving, doctoral-granting institution to provide individuals and families with the educational opportunities and tools needed to succeed and transform our community for generations to come.”

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also exceled in graduating Hispanic students, coming in 22nd in the state and 74th in the nation in granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics. In addition, A&M-Corpus Christi ranked 18th in the state and 75th in the nation in awarding master’s and Ph.D. degrees to Hispanic students.

The University, which is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, has also been ranked among the Peace Corps Top 10 Volunteer-Producing Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Each year, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine publishes its list of the Top 100 schools for Hispanic students. The schools on the list represent the higher education institutions with the most Hispanics enrolled and the places where the most Hispanics receive undergraduate and graduate degrees. The list was compiled with information provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics/Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.