SOURCE: e.Republic, Inc.

October 16, 2008 07:00 ET

Most Tech-Advanced Community Colleges Announced

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - The Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine have selected 31 community colleges as outstanding examples of technology delivery in higher education. The fourth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey identifies and spotlights colleges that provide a high level of service to their students and faculty through information technology.

Schools were placed in three categories based on size of enrollment, with college officials providing information from the 2007 school year. At the survey's conclusion, the top 10 in each of the three categories were named. The survey examined areas of technology ranging from online admissions, student access to transcripts and grades, information security and infrastructure, to weather and campus security alerts and online library capabilities.

The first place winners in each of the three categories were:

-- Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa. - (7,500 or more students)

-- Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyo. - (3,000 - 7,500 students)

-- Carol Sandburg College, Galesburg, Ill. - (less than 3,000 students)

View the full list of winners at www.centerdigitaled.com.

Marina Leight, vice president of the Center, said, "Our revised 2008 digital community college survey showcases the best utilization of digital technology. Community colleges continue to be the place to look for innovation."

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute providing education and industry leaders with decision support, research and educational services to help them effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. In addition to the Digital Community College Survey, the Center conducts Digital School Districts, Cities, Counties and States Surveys -- all national studies that serve as benchmarks for excellence in IT applications and initiatives. For more information on the Center visit www.centerdigitaled.com.

The Center is a division of e.Republic, Inc. a national publishing, event and research company focused on information technology in the public sector. For more information on e.Republic visit www.erepublic.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information on the Digital Community Colleges Survey, please
    contact:
    Janet Grenslitt
    (916) 932-1363