Daytona State ranks among top 10 U.S. online in bachelor's programs second year running

Daytona State College in top 10 online bachelor's program rankings / Headline Surfer®DAYTONA BEACH -- Among hundreds of colleges and universities in the nation offering bachelor degree programs online, Daytona State College ranks among the top 10 according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.

In the Top Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings, Daytona State once again stood out with criteria such as the quality and experience of its faculty and instructional delivery.

The college entered its fully online bachelor’s degrees, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management and its Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology programs for the rankings consideration.

“This second year of Top-10 placement for Daytona State reaffirms our success with delivery of high-quality online bachelor’s programs,” Daytona State College President Carol W. Eaton said. “Once again we see the stellar results of hard work by our innovative faculty and staff.”

“This second year of Top-10 placement for Daytona State reaffirms our success with delivery of high-quality online bachelor’s programs,” Daytona State College President Carol W. Eaton said. “Once again we see the stellar results of hard work by our innovative faculty and staff.”

Daytona State began offering bachelor’s degrees in 2006 in response to a state-wide need to increase its college-educated workforce. The college offers 11 bachelor’s programs: the BAS, BSET, BS in Nursing and BS in Information Technology - both new in spring 2014, and seven BS in Education degrees. More than 1,700 baccalaureate students are enrolled in online courses at Daytona State.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of our Board of Trustees, the president, senior staff and the Instructional Resources Department that is so critical to the ongoing success of Daytona State’s online bachelor’s programs,” said Eileen Hamby, head of the College of Business Administration, who implemented the first bachelor’s program, the BAS.

Ron Eaglin, head of the College of Technology, which houses the BSET program, said Daytona State’s "talented faculty and excellence in program design continues to contribute to our status among the best in the country. “We review and enhance our delivery and process continually with faculty advancing our methodology with each class.”

As noted previously by U.S. News and World Report, the economic benefits of a college degree are clear: Bachelor's degree recipients “…earn 84 percent more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma, and the unemployment rate for workers without a college education is more than double the rate for those with a four-year degree, according to reports by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.”

FAST FACTS: DSC Programs

Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College has responded to the education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 50 years. The college enrolls nearly 30,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including health care, emergency services, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology and more. Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education a number of times in 2013.

Did You Know?

In June, the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center 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. Also in June, Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, featured the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers.
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