U.S. News ranks Clark University among ‘Most Connected Colleges’

Clark University is included in the new U.S. News Most Connected Colleges ranking, released Nov. 14.

The Connectivity Index measures four areas of a college’s effectiveness in providing online services: Internet speed, Internet access, applications and technical support, and resources.

“This is wonderful affirmation that Clark University is uniquely positioned as a small, liberal-arts-based, research university that is providing its students and faculty with the technologies that are needed to thrive in today’s highly interconnected, competitive and global economy,” said Pennie S. Turgeon, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Clark University.

“The ability to discover, create, and communicate electronic information is no longer a skill reserved for technical majors,” Turgeon continued. “Today’s students depend on technology to live, learn, work and play, and today’s colleges have to provide a full suite of robust web-based services, accessible technological tools and network connectivity in order to attract the best applicants.”

According to U.S. News, this ranking is computed from school responses to U.S. News’s Best Colleges statistical survey collected during the spring and summer of 2012, which is primarily used to rank the overall quality of undergraduate programs in the 2013 Best Colleges rankings.

U.S. News published ranks for all schools scoring 50 or higher in their Connectivity Index to showcase the schools that are closest to achieving the highest level of connectivity possible.

Clark University is among the top 278 schools deemed “Most Connected Colleges,” from the 1,471 that were scored.

Click here to see the complete list and methodology.

Founded in 1887 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University is a small, liberal arts-based research university addressing social and human imperatives on a global scale. Nationally renowned as a college that changes lives, Clark is emerging as a transformative force in higher education today. LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) is Clark’s pioneering model of education that combines a robust liberal arts curriculum with life-changing world and workplace experiences. Clark’s faculty and students work across boundaries to develop solutions to contemporary challenges in the areas of psychology, geography, management, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. The Clark educational experience embodies the University’s motto: Challenge convention. Change our world. www.clarku.edu

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