74. Daytona State ranked 35th nationally among community colleges in awarding 2-year degrees

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 DAYTONA BEACH -- 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. In fact, Daytona State ranked 35th nationally in awarding the two-year associate degree, among some 5,000 public and private institutions.

Daytona State's rankings achievement comes in at No. 74 in the Headline Surfer® countdown of the top 100 stories of 2013.

In addition, the college ranked ninth in the awarding of associate of science degrees in communication technologies, 19th in liberal arts and science degree awards, 45th in associate degree in nursing graduates, and 77th 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,” Daytona State President Carol Eaton said. “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.”

Daytona State College President Carol Eaton / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / Daytona State College Presidewnt Carol Eaton reacts to the college's national ranking:

“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,” Daytona State President Carol Eaton said. “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 2011-2012 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 June 24 issue of Community College Week. 

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