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The personal-finance website WalletHub has 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 best 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.

Since many homeschoolers take dual-credit courses from community colleges and/or attend community colleges after graduating their homeschool program, we thought we’d share this info with you.

Are any of these community colleges near you?  How does  your state rank?

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

If you’d like more info, you can read the full reports:

Individual Schools: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-community-colleges/15076/

School Systems: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-best-worst-community-college-systems/15073/

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