Genesee Community College Website Ranks #2 in National Standing

The National Research Center for College and University Admissions has ranked Genesee Community College’s Admissions website # 2 among community college admissions websites across the nation, the Board of Trustees learned Monday evening. Brigham Young University, which operates a community college in Idaho, received the #1 ranking.

NRCCUA rated admissions websites of 3,015 colleges and universities across the United States. The organization’s “Enrollment Power Index” assesses each site on 34 different criteria, including prominence of the admissions office link, overall Web page design, ease of navigation, content, and online access to admissions materials and staff.

Genesee Community College’s website (www.genesee.edu) provides information on virtually all of the College’s programs and services. Genesee was one of the first community colleges in New York State to begin organizing Web content by college constituency. The website contains easy-to-access modules for current students, future students, faculty and staff, visitors and alumni, and business and community from the home page. Each module contains links to numerous digital files, photos and graphics, and contact information of special interest to each constituency.

The home page also contains “quick links” to popular sections of the website, including the Admissions office; current College news; upcoming events; links to class schedules and application forms; and a site-specific search engine powered by Google.

Patrick Collette is the College’s Web Coordinator. A campus-wide Web Team monitors Web trends and facilitates ongoing improvements to the website.

“This ranking gives us one more reason to be proud of Genesee,” Richard Ensman, Director of Development and External Affairs, told the Board of Trustees. “We should be proud of the way we communicate with students, and the information and services we provide them online. We should also be very proud of the innovative manner in which we have used technology on our website.”
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