E.Republic’s Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine have announced the winners of their fifth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. Those named are the leading community colleges across the United States that offer exceptional technology support to students and educators. The survey addressed multiple areas in digital technology, including online registration, distance learning, tutoring and advisory services; technology training for students and faculty; and Web 2.0 social and collaborative capabilities.
Community colleges were placed in three categories based on size of enrollment for the 2008-09 academic year. College officials supplied answers to survey questions and the top colleges in each of the enrollment categories were named.
“Community colleges, year after year, impress us with their forward thinking and abilities to adapt quickly," said Marina Leight, vice president of the Center. "Our survey results show overwhelmingly that community colleges are fast embracing cyber technologies used by 'first digitals,' fostering collaboration in learning by using tools in which students are familiar. Those institutions — chosen as this year’s top community colleges — are exceptional examples of this investment in learning.”
For the report on the survey winners, download the Converge announcement.
2009 Digital Community Colleges Survey Winners — congratulations!
The Center and Converge magazine thank the survey underwriters for their support of community colleges across the nation:
Large colleges: 7,500 students or more
1st: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa.
2nd: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Va.
3rd: Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, Va.
4th: Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.
5th: Howard Community College, Columbia, Md.
6th: Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel, Md.
7th: Macomb Community College, Warren, Mich.
8th: Delaware Technical and Community College, Dover, Del.
9th: San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas (tie)
9th: Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Ariz. (tie)
10th: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan. (tie)
10th: Rio Salado College, Tempe, Ariz. (tie)
Mid-sized colleges: 3,000 to 7,500 students
1st: Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyo.
2nd: Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, N.Y.
3rd: Darton College, Albany, Ga.
4th: Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw, Va. (tie)
4th: Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tenn. (tie)
5th: Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Ill. (tie)
5th: Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Va. (tie)
6th: Mountain Empire Community College, Big Stone Gap, Va.
7th: Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minn.
8th: Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, Wyo. (tie)
8th: Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, Va. (tie)
9th: Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, N.J.
10th: Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, Va. (tie)
10th: Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Va. (tie)
Small colleges: less than 3,000 students
1st: Panola College, Carthage, Texas
2nd: Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, Va.
3rd: Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Virginia, Minn.
4th: Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, Mich.
5th: Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington, Minn.
6th: Montgomery Community College, Troy, N.C.
7th: Zane State College, Zanesville, Ohio
8th: Halifax Community College, Weldon, N.C.
9th: Kennebec Valley Community College, Fairfield, Maine
10th: South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, Ark.
For more information on the Digital Community Colleges Survey, please contact Janet Grenslitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.932.1363.