Lycoming College's website has been listed among the most highly-rated in the country in the 14th annual My College Options Enrollment Power Index (EPI), an analysis of admissions websites from nearly 3,000 colleges and universities. Lycoming scored in the top 100 of all sites rated.
"We were elated to learn that our website was selected as one of the top 100 in the country," said James Spencer, vice president of admissions and financial aid.
"The site was developed knowing that it had to appeal to both prospective and current students, faculty, alumni and the general public. Not an easy task, but we were particularly pleased with our high score for ease of navigation. What good is a website if people can't find the information they seek?"
The college's website can be viewed at www.lycoming.edu.
The site is managed by Lycoming's web committee, which includes Spencer; Elizabeth Greenaway, web content coordinator; Dave Heffner, associate dean of information technology and chief information officer; Robert Krepshaw, web designer; Jerry Rashid, director of college relations; and Casey Spencer, college relations specialist.
It boasts links to key information, including financial aid and scholarships, visitation programs and the application process, as well as college videos and profiles of students, faculty and alumni.
MyCollegeOptions.org is the nation's largest online college planning program, and is operated by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions.
For 40 years, NRCCUA has served to link high school students and colleges, universities and the resources they need to succeed.
Rankings stem from a research-based analysis that measures how well college and university websites provide information to prospective students to assist them through the application process.
The study grades institutions on a 100-point scale, including functionality, design and technology components.
This year's study examined 38 different criteria in four main categories: Ability to Find Desired Information, Personal Contact with Admissions Staff and Students, Online Interactive Tools and Website Design and Navigation.