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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – April 19, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that according to the Center for Digital Education (CDE), FTCC ranks 4th in the nation in the large College Category (+10,000 students) in their 12th annual Digital Community Colleges Survey recognizing how community colleges use digital technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

“This year’s survey indicates community colleges are continuing to improve efforts at creating cost-effective platforms and Open Education Resources, mobile environments, real-time resources, telepresence robots and more to create robust online and mobile environments for their students,” said Dr. Kecia Ray, executive director for the Center for Digital Education. “Congratulations to this year’s survey winners.”

The 2016-17 Digital Community Colleges survey also revealed insights about community colleges’ technology priorities. Colleges surveyed indicated that mobility devices/app support is their top priority in the coming year, followed by website redesign/updates, cybersecurity tools and testing, and digital content and curriculum. The survey revealed that 54% of colleges offer professional development courses on how to use mobile apps for instruction; 28% of colleges offer professional development for teachers or provide specific policies regarding how to protect student privacy when using apps; and 91% offer professional development courses on how to integrate technology into curriculum and instructional practices.

CDE is a division of e Republic, the nation’s only media and research company focused exclusively on state and local government education. CDE provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insights to help effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. Learn more at

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 200 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community. Visit FTCC’s website at Like us on Facebook/Follow us on Twitter @faytechcc.