WITC ranked sixth best in the countryWisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s four campuses were recently ranked sixth among two-year colleges nationwide by Washington Monthly.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College’s four campuses were recently ranked sixth among two-year colleges nationwide by Washington Monthly.
Kevin Carey, a research and policy manager at Education Sector, an independent, nonpartisan think tank, compiled the results for Washington Monthly.
“When it comes to quality of instruction, they outperform not only their two-year peers, but many elite four-year research universities as well,” Carey said. “Students at the top community colleges are more likely than their research university peers to get prompt feedback from instructors, work with other students on projects in class, make class presentations, and contribute to class discussions.”
The 2010 ranking is based on 663 colleges and combines information from Community College Survey of Student Engagement with graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education.
Bob Meyer, WITC President, states that the board, administration, and staff are extremely proud of and pleased with the ranking.
“Three years ago, the college was ranked seventh best and the movement up in the rankings is confirmation that the college’s strategic plan and continuous improvement activities are making a difference for our students,” Meyer said. “These results show how incredibly committed WITC’s entire staff is to making the students’ experience at WITC outstanding and rewarding.”
Jennifer Kunselman, WITC Research and Planning Coordinator, said the study supports WITC’s recent graduate follow-up survey. Ninety-eight percent of the graduates were satisfied with the training they received at WITC and that they would recommend WITC to a friend or family member.
The entire Washington Monthly Community/Technical College rankings can be seen at www.washingtonmonthly.com.
WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of Wisconsin Technical College System. For more information, call (800) 243-WITC or go to WWW.witc.edu.