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Delta Recognized as a Top Tech-Savvy Community College

May 22, 2017

The Center for Digital Education’s Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor community colleges that are using technology to improve how they deliver curriculum and services.

Delta College was tied for fourth on the list for mid-sized community colleges when the Center for Digital Education (CDE) announced this year’s winners of its 2016-17 Digital Community Colleges Survey. This is the fifth consecutive year Delta College has received recognition as a tech-savvy college. Now in its twelfth year, the survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

“We’re very pleased to be selected fourth across the nation by this prestigious institute for Delta’s use of technology to enhance higher education delivery and public interactions,” said Dr. Jean Goodnow, Delta College President. “Delta College is committed to providing a top-quality educational experience in a state-of-the-art environment for our students. Embracing the latest technological tools are key to our success.”

Award winners demonstrated innovative uses of technology, including online courses and mobile environments, mobile apps, secure platforms and wireless networks.

Mid-sized Colleges Category

(Between 5,000 and 10,000 students)

  • 1st Lord Fairfax Community College, Virginia
  • 2nd Virginia Western Community College, Virginia
  • 2nd Walters State Community College, Tennessee
  • 3rd Cleveland Community College, North Carolina
  • 4th Columbia State Community College, Tennessee
  • 4th Delta College, Michigan
  • 4th Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas
  • 5th Piedmont Virginia Community College, Virginia
  • 6th Mott Community College, Michigan
  • 7th Nash Community College, North Carolina
  • 7th Central Virginia Community College, Virginia
  • 7th Southwest Tennessee College, Tenessee
  • 8th Northeast Community College, Nebraska
  • 8th Saint Paul College, Minnesota
  • 9th Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minnesota
  • 10th Davidson County Community College, North Carolina
  • 10th Germanna Community College, Virginia
  • 10th Lake Land College, Illinois

“This year’s survey indicates community colleges are continuing to improve efforts at creating cost-effective platforms and Open Education Resources, mobile environments, real-time resources, telepresence robots and more to create robust online and mobile environments for their students,” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education.

First-place colleges in each category

  • Thomas Nelson Community College, Virginia (Enrollment 10,000 students or more)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College, Virginia (Enrollment between 5,000 and 10,000 students)
  • Carl Sandburg College, Illinois (Enrollment of 5,000 or fewer students)

The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding.

Delta is always working on campus improvements. Learn more about our most recent updates to our facilities and technology.