HCC in the national top 10 for mid-sized community colleges!
Folsom, Calif. -- The top 10 tech-savvy community colleges for 2007 have been named by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). A ranking was established based on the third national Digital Community Colleges Survey, which examined how colleges are deploying technology to streamline operations and better serve students, faculty and staff.
Nearly 200 community colleges across the country participated in the survey. Colleges were grouped into three categories based on student enrollment: small (less than 3,000 students), mid-sized (between 3,000 and 7,500 students) and large (more than 7,500 students). Florida Community College in Jacksonville, Fla. took first place in the large college category. Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Fla. and Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo. tied for first place in the category of mid-sized colleges. Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va. and Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, N.Y. tied for first place in the small college category. Top-ten ranked winners were announced in each category.
Community college officials responded to a set of 24 multiple-choice questions and five narrative questions regarding online services and technology provisions offered to students, faculty and communities. Colleges provided Web site addresses and background data for final verification and validation.
The survey is sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent. For a complete list of winners, please visit Education Web site at http://www.centerdigitaled.com. Awards will be presented to the winners at a reception on April 16th during the 87th annual AACC conference in Tampa, Florida.