Virginia Western Community College earned 3rd place among mid-sized colleges in the Center for Digital Education’s 2017-18 Digital Community Colleges Survey. This marks the sixth consecutive year Virginia Western has placed in the top 3 in its category of the survey, which analyzes how community colleges use a range of technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

This marked the 13th year of the Digital Community Colleges Survey. All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the Digital Community Colleges Survey within three classifications based on enrollment size.

Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond was first in the Large Colleges Category, Walters State Community College in Tenn. Was first in the Mid-Sized Colleges Category and New Hampshire’s Manchester Community College was first among Small Colleges.

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.