, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Hostos Community College to its list of the Best Community College Programs in New York in 2022. The research identifies 42 top programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
Hostos Community College was awarded Best Game Design Program on the final list. implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 144 programs from 95 universities and colleges across the United States.  
Hostos offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at assessed programs in Best Community Colleges in New York that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.
Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate. Access the complete rankings here.
Assistant Professor of Game Design and Game Design Program Unit Coordinator Juno Morrow said the following about the recognition: “In 2012, we pioneered the first game design degree program offered by a public college in New York. The program encourages the exploration of art, design, animation, and code for game development, using cutting edge technologies and industry-standard production tools. We've created an inclusive design community that is welcoming for women, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse folks. This award really recognizes the amazing work of our students as we prepare them to become art and design professionals.”
Please visit the Hostos Game Design program website to learn more.
About Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change, transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. Hostos serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, and a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "student success coach" program, which partners students with individualized guidance, is emblematic of the premier emphasis on student support and services.
Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and 2 certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) is one of the pre-eminent Latino arts centers of the northeast. The HCAC has distinguished itself for showcasing traditional art forms as well as emerging and internationally renowned artists.
Hostos Community College is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university serving more than 500,000 students at 25 colleges.
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