For the sixth straight year, Hostos Community College has been selected as one of the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges in the nation by the Center for Digital Education.
This year, Hostos finished No. 2 overall, which is the highest the College has finished.
“We have a great team of individuals who work very closely with all the different constituent groups to identify how to integrate technology into the academic and administrative systems and this award is a direct reflection of their efforts and accomplishments,” said Varun Sehgal, the Assistant Vice President/Chief Information Officer at Hostos.
Sehgal added that the award was also the result of a great team effort at the College.
“This is yet another testament to the tremendous collaborative efforts we’ve had across the campus to remain a forward-thinking institution which utilizes technology effectively and efficiently in every area,” Sehgal said. “We are very grateful to the Center for Digital Education for recognizing our accomplishments, and I’m confident we’ll continue to make progress by focusing on improving our services and solutions to meet the demands and expectations of our students, faculty, staff and community.”
According to the Center, the top 10 winning colleges reflect a “comprehensive implementation of technology supporting the educational institution’s operations, as well as serving students, faculty and administrators.”
A reception was held concurrent with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)’s Annual Conference on April 19 in San Antonio.
Mid-Sized Colleges Category – Between 5,000 and 10,000 Students
1st Lord Fairfax Community College, Va.
2nd Hostos Community College, N.Y.
2nd Walters State Community College, Tenn.
3rd Virginia Western Community College, Va.
4th Bucks County Community College, Pa.
5th Blue Ridge Community College, Va.
6th Jackson College, Mich.
6th Lake Land College, Ill.
6th Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Minn.
7th Germanna Community College, Va.
8th Central Virginia Community College, Va.
8th Nash Community College, N.C.
8th Piedmont Virginia Community College, Va.
9th Lehigh Carbon Community College, Pa.
10th Northeast Community College, Neb.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “Student Success Coaching Unit” provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.