DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Community College Week, one of the nation's leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has named Daytona State College among its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers.Community College Week

Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, for the second consecutive year, among some 5,000 public and private institutions. In addition, the college ranked 41st in the awarding of the Associate Degree in Nursing, 22nd in liberal arts and science degree awards, and 73rd in the awarding of one-year college and vocational credit certificates.

"Rankings such as these serve to remind us that teaching and learning are not static, that we must continually evaluate results and strive to advance student success," says Daytona State President Carol W. Eaton. "Our faculty and staff recognize this and are committed to excellence and best practices. The rankings validate our work, providing a snapshot of our institutional effectiveness in terms of student success and outcomes."

The rankings are based on an analysis of data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics for the 2012-2013 academic year. The analysis included data from more than 5,000 public and private community colleges, state colleges and universities nationwide that award the two-year associate degree and one-year certificate.

The listing was published in the Aug. 18 issue of Community College Week.


MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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Chris Thomes,

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