Community Colleges on Front Lines of Digital Technology Recognized

Sept. 27, 2011 – e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and Converge Online today announced winners in the seventh annual Digital Community Colleges Survey.  The survey documents advances made by community colleges in utilizing information technology and recognizes which colleges are providing a high level of service to their faculty, students, and communities as a result.

The survey looked at technology integration into college curriculum and campus life, documenting use of online admissions processes, distance education, technology training for students and faculty, campus security alerts, use of Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities as well as online tutoring and advisory services. Use of mobile devices was also a key indicator of success.

“As community college enrollments continue to increase, school leaders are incorporating new technologies to enhance student services and improve course curriculum,” said Cathilea Robinett, executive vice president of the Center for Digital Education. “Expanded distance learning offerings, use of mobile devices, and greater collaboration – among other efforts – demonstrate these winners’ drive to provide students with a high-quality education at a lower cost. Congratulations!”

2011 Digital Community Colleges Survey Winners

Large Colleges Category - 10,000 Students or More

1st Kingsborough Community College

2nd Lone Star College

3rd Montgomery County Community College

3rd Northern Virginia Community College

4th Catawba Valley Community College

5th Scottsdale Community College

6th Howard Community College

7th Johnson County Community College

7th Tidewater Community College

8th Jefferson State Community College

9th Moraine Valley Community College

9th Salt Lake Community College

10th Delaware Technical and Community College

10th LaGuardia Community College

Mid-Sized Colleges Category - Between 5,000 and 10,000 Students

1st Virginia Western Community College

2nd Atlanta Technical College

2nd Darton State College

3rd Hostos Community College

4th Germanna Community College

4th Laramie County Community College

4th Lord Fairfax Community College

5th Walters State Community College

6th NorthWest Arkansas Community College

7th Lake Land College

8th Aims Community College

8th New River Community College

9th College of the Redwoods

9th Georgia Northwestern Technical College

10th Minnesota West Community and Technical College               

Small Colleges Category – Less Than 5,000 Students

1st Tompkins Cortland Community College

2nd Central Wyoming College

2nd Mid-Plains Community College

3rd Carl Sandburg College

4th Halifax Community College

5th Lake Sumter Community College

6th Kirtland Community College

6th Rappahannock Community College

7th Kauai Community College

7th Southwest Virginia Community College

8th Mesabi Range Community and Technical College

9th Panola College

10th Piedmont Virginia Community College

Top-ten winners will be recognized at an Awards Reception during the League for Innovation in the Community College’s STEMtech conference on October 3, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN.

The Center for Digital Education and Converge Online thank the survey underwriters for their support of community colleges across the nation:

Juniper Networks

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Dell Inc.Dell is a premier provider of computer products and services upon which colleges and universities can build their information technology and Internet infrastructures.  Dell constantly listens to higher education customers and delivers what they value: comprehensive solutions that can help meet educational and research goals.  Dell designs, manufactures and customizes product and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals.  For more information, visit, to get Dell news direct, visit

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding.   CDE supports the Converge media platform composed of the Converge Special Reports and Converge Online.

The Center is a division of eRepublic, a national publishing, event and research company focused on smart media for public sector innovation.


Janet Grenslitt

Director, Surveys and Awards