SAC Named ‘Top 10 Digital College’ for 3rd Consecutive Year

May 16, 2018


For the third consecutive year, San Antonio College has been named one of the top digital community colleges in the nation. This year, The Center for Digital Education named SAC sixth in the country, rising in the ranks from ninth place in 2017 and 10th in 2016. 

According to a press release, The Center for Digital Education’s (CDE) Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor community colleges utilizing technology to engage students. Now in its 13th year, the CDE Digital Survey analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

“At SAC, our goal is always students first,” commented Usha Venkat, Director for the Office of Technology Services. “From our cutting-edge laptop lending kiosk to the newly-launched app called, Mobile SAC, we continually strive to provide the best services possible for our campus community.” 

The survey also revealed insights about community colleges’ technology priorities. Colleges surveyed indicated that mobility devices/app support is their top priority for the coming year, followed by cyber security tools and testing, website redesign/updates, upgrading classroom technologies, digital content and curriculum, and disaster recovery/business continuity. The survey revealed that 34% of colleges have a strategy in place for the use of mobile devices; 35% have a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or similar full-time staff in charge of cybersecurity; 71% of the colleges’ websites have responsive web design; and 88% of colleges have off-site data storage redundancies in place. 

The Survey awards winners in three categories: large colleges (10,000 students or more), mid-size colleges (between 5,000 and 10,000 students), and small colleges (under 5,000 students). San Antonio College tied with Houston Community College for sixth place in the 2017-2018 category for large colleges. 

To view the full list of winners, click here.

Photo Courtesy of The Center for Digital Education.