Study: 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges

WALLETHUB News:
 
With back-to-school season upon us and several states, such as New York and Rhode Island, offering free community-college education starting this month, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the cheapest rates, WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 700 community colleges across 14 key indicators of cost and quality. The data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate.
 

Top 20 Community Colleges
 
1
Leech Lake Tribal College (MN)
 
11
Rend Lake College (IL)
2
Cochise County Community College District (AZ)
 
12
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (NM)
3
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
 
13
Mitchell Technical Institute (SD)
4
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (NY)
 
14
Chief Dull Knife College (MT)
5
Blackfeet Community College (MT)
 
15
State Technical College of Missouri (MO)
6
Aaniiih Nakoda College (MT)
 
16
Pratt Community College (KS)
7
Ilisagvik College (AK)
 
17
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NE)
8
Northern Oklahoma College (OK)
 
18
North Central Missouri College (MO)
9
Mesalands Community College (NM)
 
19
Moorpark College (CA)
10
Lake Area Technical Institute (SD)
 
20
Western Technical College (WI)
 
 
States with the Best Community-College Systems
 
 
1
South Dakota
 
11
Hawaii
2
Alaska
 
12
Wyoming
3
Washington
 
13
Arizona
4
Florida
 
14
Oklahoma
5
Wisconsin
 
15
Tennessee
6
Mississippi
 
16
California
7
North Dakota
 
17
New Mexico
8
Minnesota
 
18
Kansas
9
New York
 
19
Arkansas
10
Montana
 
20
Nebraska
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read the full reports:
 
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