Graduates earn 688 degrees, certificates from Mineral Area College


About 52.3 percent of the 688 degrees and certificates handed out by Mineral Area College in 2017-18 were to students in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Hills conferred 360 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies. Data shows the school gave out 340 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, followed by 57 associate's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 45 certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (emt paramedic).

The college enrolled 3,700 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
340
-
340
General Studies
20
-
20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
360
-
360
52.3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
57
-
57
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
45
45
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
21
21
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
11
-
11
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
11
-
11
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
8
-
8
Health Professions and Related Programs total
87
66
153
22.2
Criminal Justice/Police Science
30
32
62
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
-
-
-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
30
32
62
9
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
36
-
36
Education total
36
-
36
5.2
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
9
-
9
Industrial Technology/Technician
-
6
6
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
3
-
3
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
2
-
2
Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
14
6
20
2.9
Business/Commerce, General
9
1
10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
4
3
7
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
-
1
1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
13
5
18
2.6
Child Care and Support Services Management
4
7
11
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
4
7
11
1.6
Electrician
7
-
7
Carpentry/Carpenter
1
-
1
Construction Trades total
8
-
8
1.2
Agricultural Business and Management, General
6
-
6
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
1
-
1
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences total
7
-
7
1
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
5
-
5
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
1
-
1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
6
-
6
0.9
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
3
-
3
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
1
-
1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
4
-
4
0.6
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
2
-
2
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
-
-
-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
2
-
2
0.3
Precision Production, Other
1
-
1
Welding Technology/Welder
-
-
-
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
-
-
-
Precision Production total
1
-
1
0.1
International/Global Studies
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
-
-
-

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