After a comprehensive survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community College (AACC), Anne Arundel Community College placed ninth in the top 10 tech-savvy community colleges list for 2007.
Ranking was 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 that were grouped into three categories based on student enrollment:
>Small (less than 3,000 students)
>Mid-sized (between 3,000 and 7,500 students)
>Large (more than 7,000 students)
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.
Large colleges—7,500 students or more:
1st: Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Fla.
2nd: Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, R.I.
3rd: St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Fla.
4th: Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan. (tie)
4th: Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa. (tie)
5th: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Va.
6th: Miami Dade College, Miami, Fla.
7th: Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio
8th: Macomb Community College, Warren, Mich.
9th: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md.
10th: Delta College, University Center, Mich.
For a complete list of winners in all categories, please visit the Center for Digital Education Web site.
Awards will be presented to the winners at a reception on April 16, 2007, during the 87th annual AACC conference in Tampa, Fla.
Released by Center of Digital Education, division of e.Republic, Inc., the nation’s leading publishing, research, event, and new media company focused on information technology for the state/local government and education markets.