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MCC celebrates recognition as Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution

Marshalltown, IA – Marshalltown Community College is proud to announce that it has been recognized by Excelencia in Education as an Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution. Only two other colleges in the state received this recognition in 2020.

HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) are defined in federal law as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit institutions of higher education with 25 percent or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment.

MCC is considered an Emerging HSI with a 17.3% Hispanic enrollment. The College anticipates soon meeting the 25% benchmark as its enrollment grows and Hispanic representation continues to increase.

The majority of the Hispanic Serving Institutions are 4-year colleges and universities. MCC is proud to be recognized for its continued commitment to serving Hispanic and Latinx students.

“We strive to serve all MCC students to the best of our ability, and we are pleased that we can continue to provide a great opportunity for Hispanic and Latinx students to continue their education,” commented MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal. “With several Spanish-speaking staff members at MCC and ongoing opportunities for Latinx students to network and socialize, we anticipate achieving the 25% Hispanic enrollment milestone in just another couple of years.”

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