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April 24, 2015
HCC ranks sixth in nation in Digital Community Colleges Survey
WELDON, N.C. – e.Republic's Center for Digital Education has announced the winners of the 10th annual Digital Community Colleges Survey. Community colleges are being recognized for innovative uses of technology to achieve first-rate student learning environments.

Halifax Community College (HCC) ranked in the top 10 community colleges in the nation in the Small Colleges Category—Up to 5,000 Students, earning a sixth place finish. This was the fifth year that the College placed in the top 10 in the small college category.

The survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large. Findings include: 58 percent support student job placement through online resume-building tools, 43 percent have strategies in place for the use of mobile devices and 81 percent of colleges surveyed use cloud computing services resulting in cost savings.

All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the survey within the three classifications based on size of enrollment.

About the Center for Digital Education
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. www.centerdigitaled.com

CDE is a division of e.Republic, the nation's only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government and education. www.erepublic.com
Digital Awards Ceremony
HCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Michael Felt, left, and HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.
Halifax Community College's Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239