2016 - Daytona State “does it again” - ranks among Best U.S. Online Bachelor’s Programs
4th year running, DSC places in top 10 among prestigious national universities
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 12, 2016) – In an increasingly competitive online world Daytona State College has placed again in the top 10 among hundreds of colleges and universities offering bachelor degree programs online, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. Coming in at No. 7, this continues DSC's prestigious placement in the category.
In the 2016 Top Online Bachelor's Programs rankings, Daytona State stood among the best based on criteria such as the quality and experience of its faculty, instructional delivery, and student engagement. DSC entered its fully online baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), for the rankings consideration.
"We're delighted to once again earn a Top-10 ranking, especially with the field becoming more competitive each year," said President Tom LoBasso. "This recognition for Daytona State reaffirms our delivery of high-quality online bachelor's programs. Our continued success comes through the shared vision and hard work of our innovative faculty, student-support teams and technical staff."
Daytona State began offering bachelor's degrees in 2006 in response to a statewide need to increase Florida's college-educated workforce. The college now offers 11 bachelor's programs: the BAS, BSET, BSIT, seven BS in Education degrees and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Over 1,650 baccalaureate students have enrolled in DSC online courses so far this school year. Overall, 12,628 students took online DSC classes during the 2014-2015 academic year.
"Staying on top of best practices for online delivery and faculty training is critical to maintaining our excellent service to students," said Andrea Reese, chair of online studies at DSC. "We optimize digital platforms to give our online students the best learning experience possible. With many of our students back-to-school working adults, they have as much to learn from each other as they do from faculty. Our online classrooms reflect that; they're highly interactive and team-oriented, offering engaging and dynamic online learning that teaches applied skills immediately useful in the workplace."
Dr. Ron Eaglin, head of DSC's College of Technology, continually credits his faculty and DSC's student-support services to online BSET and BSIT students for the program's success. "With our eye on constant enhancement, our support remains second to none, and our faculty embrace the differences with teaching online," he said. "We're so proud to make the top rankings again - we're in great company."