Mitchell Tech among top community colleges; S.D. second overall

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WalletHub) – With back-to-school season upon us 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 2019’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems as well as accompanying videos.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the cheapest rates, WalletHub compared 710 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 SOWELA Technical Community College (LA)
2 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (AR)   12 Northwest Iowa Community College (IA)
3 Southern Arkansas University Tech (AR)   13 CUNY Queensborough Community College (NY)
4 San Joaquin Delta College (CA)   14 Miles Community College (MT)
5 Pierce College-Puyallup (WA)   15 Irvine Valley College (CA)
6 Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MN)   16 North Hennepin Community College (MN)
7 Alexandria Technical & Community College (MN)   17 Barstow Community College (CA)
8 Mitchell Technical Institute (SD)   18 Hopkinsville Community College (KY)
9 Northland Community and Technical College (MN)   19 Morgan Community College (CO)
10 Columbia-Greene Community College (NY)   20 Raritan Valley Community College (NJ)


States with the Best Community-College Systems
1 Washington   11 New Jersey
2 South Dakota   12 Mississippi
3 Minnesota   13 Hawaii
4 Colorado   14 Iowa
5 Arkansas   15 Montana
6 Maryland   16 West Virginia
7 New York   17 Oregon
8 Wyoming   18 California
9 Kentucky   19 New Mexico
10 Tennessee   20 North Dakota

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