Daytona State among Community College Week’s top 100
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2015) – Community College Week, one of the nation's leading publications focusing on higher education institutions that offer two-year associate degrees, has again named Daytona State College among its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers.
Among some 5,000 public and private two- and four-year institutions, DSC ranked 52nd nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree. In addition, the college ranked 38th in the awarding of the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), 26th in liberal arts and science degree awards, and 90th in the awarding of one-year college and vocational credit certificates.
"These rankings are a reflection of the quality of our faculty and support staff, who serve our students with dedication, commitment and a focus on excellence," said DSC President Tom LoBasso. "The ultimate measure of our institutional effectiveness rests in student success and outcomes. Daytona State is on a path of continuous improvement and these rankings affirm our efforts."
The rankings are based on an analysis of data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics for the 2013-2014 academic year, when the college awarded 2,342 associate degrees in all disciplines, including 1,640 associate of arts university transfer degrees, 226 ADNs and 982 one-year certificates.
For years, DSC has consistently ranked in Community College Week's Top 100 in a variety
of categories. The latest listing was released in the publication's Sept. 13 issue.
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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