Tuesday, October 28, 2008

NOVA named top tech savvy college

The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Wired Campus" feature reported on the to tech-smart community colleges. Based in part on online library capabilities, NOVA ranked in the top three colleges of its size:

October 27, 2008

Top Tech-Smart Community Colleges Get Ranked

The top tech-smart community colleges have been named by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges. The center conducted a survey to highlight colleges that provide a high level of information-technology service to students and faculty. The survey examined colleges’ offerings in such areas as online admissions, student access to transcripts and grades, information security, campus-security alerts, and online-library capabilities.

Institutions were placed in three categories, based on the number of students enrolled in 2007. The top three winners in each category were:

7,500 or more students:
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa.
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Va.
Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Fla.

3,000 to 7,500 students:
Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Darton College, Albany, Ga.
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, N.Y.

Fewer than 3,000 students:
Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Ill.
Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyo.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington, Minn.

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