Valdosta State University Ranked by Yahoo! as
One of the Nation's "Most Wired Colleges"
The article accompanying the ranking chart states that:
The exhaustive survey, conducted in partnership with Peterson's, covered more than 1,300 schools, divided between undergraduate colleges and research universities. The survey is published in the October 2001 issue of the magazine and on the magazine's web site. A PDF of the magazine article is available here.
Schools were scored using six broad categories; infrastructure, student resources, web portal, e-learning, tech support and wireless. Each category consists of four to 18 factors. Also listed in the top 100 were Georgia Tech and UGA.
"It's wonderful news. I'm very pleased," said President Hugh C. Bailey. "The credit goes to all the people that have put in place the wonderful computing environment that we have at VSU and to all the faculty and students that have come up with imaginative uses of those resources. The network is, of course, the important ingredient that ties everything together."
"At VSU, technology enhances the concept of learning communities that we strive to develop, which brings students and faculty together, both inside and outside the classroom," said Thomas Archibald, Assistant to the President, VSU. All classrooms and student residence rooms on the VSU campus have high-speed network connections, providing either hardwired and/or wireless access to the Internet. "This survey is based on data on which we can improve by next year," added Archibald. "For example, the campus wireless network is being greatly expanded and with the funds available from the student technology fee, computer labs are the most modern and multimedia classrooms are being added throughout the campus."