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Boston College 31 Among Nation’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges

BC jumps 19 points over last year SA rankings

10/24/13
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Graphic by Michael Maloney

By Office of News & Public Affairs

Published: Oct. 23, 2013

Boston College has once again emerged as a leader on national social media higher education rankings. Student Advisor ranked Boston College 31 among the nation’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges.

The Student Advisor rankings compare more than 6,000 federally recognized colleges and universities and post-secondary schools in the United States in terms of their mastery of public social media methods, tools and websites. Boston College improved 19 points over last year.

The latest placement is part of a positive trend this year: Enterasys named Boston College 16th among the “Best and Most Collaborative US Colleges,” fifth among medium-sized schools; Nitogram named Boston College Instagram the top account in the country; and the UK’s Future Index placed BC's Social Media Council (SMC) among its “social sparks” of colleges and universities doing innovative projects with social media.

“This latest survey affirms the esteem in which the University’s social media program is held,” said Office of News & Public Affairs Director Jack Dunn. NPA oversees Boston College’s official social media channels and the Social Media Council. “It’s a tribute to the hard work and creativity of Patricia Delaney, Melissa Beecher and the Social Media Council they have established at Boston College.”

Delaney, NPA Deputy Director and SMC Co-Chair said: “We're happy to see this external indicator of BC's leadership in social media. We know that success is not all about numbers, but as BC Social shows, the use of social channels across campus has grown dramatically, as well as become more sophisticated.

“It's gratifying that this advancement has been recognized nationally, and even internationally.”

Beecher, University Social Media Manager and SMC Co-Chair, said the accolades reflect a vibrant online community and important work done by account managers.

“There is a commitment among social media administrators at BC to establish meaningful, informative and entertaining channels for fans and followers. It’s great to see that work recognized,” said Beecher. “The SMC and BC Social provide a strong foundation for collaboration and communication among social media admins. I think we’re all looking forward to build on that success.”

To see the Student Advisor full list here.