San Jac is No. 2 Texas community college on Twitter
04.17.2018 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) has named its Top Texas Community Colleges on Twitter, and San Jacinto College ranked second behind Del Mar College.
To determine its top Texas community colleges on Twitter, TSMRI utilized data from the Texas Higher Education Data List of Higher Education Institutions, a Klout score of at least 45 (according to Twitalyzer), and the number of account followers. To date, San Jacinto Collegehas more than 7,500 Twitter followers and a Klout score of 61. Klout measures the overall online influence on a scale of 1 to 100 (with 100 being the most influential), analyzing multiple social networks based on engagement.
“It is wonderful to be recognized by TSMRI for the third year in a row,” said Jahmal Clemons, San Jacinto College social media coordinator. “San Jac is such a dynamic environment, and I enjoy the challenge of promoting its culture to our students and followers.”
Since January of this year, San Jacinto College has more than 7,500 followers on Twitter. Over the last year the average engagement rate per follower was around 9 percent. Twitter makes up the highest percentage of the College’s social media network contribution at 54 percent.
“This ranking is a direct result of the hard work and dedication that our social media coordinator, Jahmal Clemons, puts in every day,” said Teri Crawford, vice chancellor, marketing, public relations, and government affairs. “We recognize how prominent social media is in the lives of our students, and it is important that we initiate conversation with them on their social platform of choice.”
The Texas Social Media Research Institute is located at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The institute includes faculty, staff, and student social media researchers. To view all of the Institute’s top 10 lists, visit the TSMRI website.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.