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The college ranks 14th in the nation in the number of associate degrees awarded during the 2009-10 academic year, according to Community College Week.

Every June, the weekly newspaper lists the top 100 community colleges in terms of associate degrees awarded. It displays both two-year and four-year institutions; SPC ranked 14th overall, and eighth among four-year institutions.

Among Florida community colleges, SPC ranked fourth, behind Miami-Dade, Broward, and Florida State College of Jacksonville.

SPC graduated 3,279 associate degree candidates, a 12 percent increase over the previous year. Miami-Dade graduated 9,090; Broward, 4,903; and Jacksonville, 4,209.

SPC also was ranked highly among community colleges awarding associate degrees to minority students. The college was ranked 19th in the country, graduating 567 minority associate degree-seeking students, an increase of 14 percent over the previous year.

Among African-American associate degree seekers, SPC ranked 57th in the nation, with 262 graduates. That represents a 13 percent increase over the previous year.

The rankings were in Community College Week’s June 13 issue.

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