DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2019) - Daytona State College has been named one of the nation's top schools to earn an online Bachelor of Information Technology degree by, a Washington, D.C.-based company dedicated to providing the most comprehensive information available to aspiring students of cyber security.’’’best online IT badge

DSC ranked 8th and was the only state college among a field of universities that placed in the top 20.

"We're quite proud of this ranking. Our faculty and staff continue to dedicate themselves to developing innovative ways to deliver curricula in the online arena that engages students and prepares them to be career ready," said DSC President Tom LoBasso.

CyberDegrees noted cost and online student services as DSC's strong points in the rankings. "Affordable is the key word that springs to mind for DSC," its website notes. "The college recently topped U.S. News & World Report's rankings of least expensive public online bachelor's degree programs for in-state students. . . As an online student, you'll also have access to library services, one-on-one tutoring, writing workshops, tech support and counseling opportunities."

DSC has ranked in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs for seven years running.

"Yes, Daytona State College's BSIT program is easily of the same caliber as the major universities," said Dr. Ron Eaglin, chair of DSC's School of Engineering. "We strive for excellence and continuous improvement and the results show in our student outcomes."

The CyberDegree rankings were based on criteria that included program-specific accreditation, quality markers and outside rankings. The top schools earned their place based on past and present U.S. News & World Report rankings, program completion rates and ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) program accreditation.

ABET is an international organization that sets quality standards for programs in applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering and engineering technology. To date, it has accredited 4,005 such programs at 793 colleges and universities in 32 countries worldwide, including DSC's BSET program. ABET accreditation on the college's BSIT program is pending.

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 in engineering and information technology, supervision and management, education and nursing.

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