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WalletHub Study: 2021’s Best and Worst Community Colleges

With Americans struggling financially due to COVID-19 and a year of community college nearly three times less expensive than a year at a public four-year college, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the cheapest rates, WalletHub compared more than 650 community colleges across 19 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. State Technical College of Missouri (MO) 11. Kapiolani Community College (HI)
2. College of San Mateo (CA) 12. De Anza College (CA)
3. Saddleback College (CA) 13. Los Angeles Harbor College (CA)
4. Butte College (CA) 14. Alexandria Technical & Community College (MN)
5. Santa Fe Community College (NM) 15. College of Southern Maryland (MD)
6. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (AR) 16. Irvine Valley College (CA)
7. Kauai Community College (HI) 17. Los Angeles Mission College (CA)
8. Ohlone College (CA) 18. Northern Wyoming Community College District (WY)
9. Northwest Iowa Community College (IA) 19. Evergreen Valley College (CA)
10. Los Angeles Pierce College (CA) 20. Northwestern Connecticut Community College (CT)
States with the Best Community-College Systems
1. Hawaii 11. Arkansas
2. Wyoming 12. Wisconsin
3. Washington 13. Colorado
4. Maryland 14. Minnesota
5. New Mexico 15. Oregon
6. Connecticut 16. Virginia
7. North Dakota 17. New Jersey
8. California 18. Michigan
9. South Dakota 19. West Virginia
10. New York 20. Tennessee

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