Miami Dade College Named Among Nation’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics

Miami, Oct. 17, 2023 – Miami Dade College (MDC) has been named among the country’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine. MDC received three #1 rankings: awarding the most associate degrees; highest enrollment among four-year schools and awarding the most liberal arts and sciences/general studies and humanities degrees. In addition, MDC was recognized as a top producer of bachelor’s degrees.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a top institution for Hispanics,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “We are dedicated to preparing the workforce of tomorrow and meeting the educational needs of our community.”

In the Top 100 issue, Hispanic Outlook recognizes higher education institutions across the country that enroll the highest number of Hispanic/Latino students in the 2021-22 academic year, as well as those where those students account for a large proportion of the total student body. The lists are compiled from the Department of Education’s database of completed higher education surveys from all 50 states. View the complete Top 100 Colleges and Universities report here.

MDC was recognized in the following categories:

Top 10 Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies and Humanities – #1

Top 100 Associate Degrees Granted – #1

Top 100 Enrollment 4-year Schools – #1

Top 100 Bachelor’s Degrees Granted – #76

About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College (MDC) is the most diverse institution in the nation, with 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer over 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate and baccalaureate degrees, certifications and apprenticeships.  MDC is the recipient of many top national awards, including the prestigious Aspen Prize. The College changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, two AI Centers, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation at the Medical Campus, the Business Innovation & Technology Center, the School for Advanced Studies and New World School of the Arts, among others. MDC has been recognized among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inceptionThe College serves as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. MDC alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC’s renowned rich cultural programming includes the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, and the Museum of Art and Design.  MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit