Hostos Community College finished No.1 among mid-sized community colleges in a national survey on technology capabilities and initiatives.

Conducted by the Center for Digital Education, the Digital Community Colleges Survey Awards honor institutions that are using technology to improve how they deliver curriculum and services.

This is the seventh straight year that Hostos has finished in the Top 10, but it is its first No. 1 ranking. In 2015, Hostos finished No. 2 overall.

Varun Sehgal, Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President of IT at Hostos, said: “The college is delighted and proud to have achieved this tremendous recognition. This is another testament to the strong leadership, collaboration and innovation the various departments across the campus continue to demonstrate, as we work towards our collective goal of student success.”

Hostos recently launched its mobile app, myHostos, for both the iOS and Android platforms — a significant accomplishment as it consolidated into one secure platform a number of informational and transactional systems.
Hostos continues to increase the use of tech-enhanced learning through tech-enabled classrooms. The College also offers hybrid and online courses to address both enrollment challenges, as well as the convenience needs of our commuter students.

The college has also been making advances in using technology to identify and assist at-risk students through the Succeed@Hostos Early Warning System.

All accredited U.S. community colleges are eligible to participate in the survey within three classifications based on size of enrollment. The top-10 ranked colleges will be honored at a reception April 10 in Chicago, concurrent with the American Association of Community College’s annual conference.

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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.