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NCC Ranks Nationally for Digital Strategy

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Pictured from left, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver and Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester, with Institutional Technology and Marketing staff. The teams recently earned 8th place in the U.S. for the college's digital presence among colleges of the same size.

Pictured from left, NCC President Dr. Bill Carver and Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester, with Institutional Technology and Marketing staff. The teams recently earned 8th place in the U.S. for the college’s digital presence among colleges of the same size.

Nash Community College ranks eighth in the United States for its digital presence among Mid-Sized Colleges with 5,000 to 10,000 students according to e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education Digital Community Colleges Survey. The survey identified 46 of the most forward-thinking and technology-driven community colleges in the nation.

In its tenth year, the survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Applicants from three enrollment size categories submitted responses to a 30-question, 250-data-point survey. Winning applicants were recognized for their technology leadership in mobile computing, job placement programs, social media, data management and strategic planning.

“This ranking validates all of the hard work and effort Nash has made to bring the best technology, distance learning, digital media, and social media resources to our students, faculty, and staff. On our campus, technology does not dictate our instructional innovations. Instead, we approach technology as a service to support the various college initiatives through our excellent technical and media staff. It is great for our entire campus team to be recognized for their accomplishments,”Nash Community College Chief Information Officer Jonathan Vester said.

The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. The Center provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. The Center for Digital Education is a division of e.Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education.

“This year’s survey indicates that community colleges are making great strides in using data to improve decisions, providing professional development to assist faculty in the use of technology, and creating robust online and mobile environments for their students. Congratulations to this year’s survey winners,” said Alan Cox, Senior Vice President for the Center for Digital Education.

Only three other North Carolina community colleges received recognition. In the Large Colleges Category of 10,000 students or more, Fayetteville Technical Community College placed sixth and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College received tenth rank. Halifax Community College ranked sixth in the Small Colleges Category for colleges with 5,000 or fewer students. All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the survey. The complete list of winning community colleges can be found here.