2013 Top 10 Community Colleges Tuition Comparison

In US, a community college is primarily two-year public institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and associate's degrees. Sometimes community colleges are called junior colleges, technical colleges, two-year colleges, or city colleges.

Next tables show community colleges list that ranked in top 10 community colleges for year 2013. Saint Paul College takes the first place and North Florida Community College and North Dakota State College of Science are positioned in second and third place.

2013 Top 10 Community College List
NameType & LevelLocationHighest Degree Campus HousingPopulationCampus Setting
Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College2-4 years, PublicSaint Paul, Minnesota AssociateNo 9,558Large(City)
North Florida Community College2-4 years, PublicMadison, Florida AssociateNo 1,924Fringe(Rural)
North Dakota State College of Science2-4 years, PublicWahpeton, North Dakota AssociateYes 3,399Remote(Town)
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College2-4 years, PublicShell Lake, Wisconsin AssociateNo 6,420Distant(Rural)
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus2-4 years, PublicBirmingham, Alabama AssociateYes 7,058Midsize(City)
Missouri State University-West Plains2-4 years, PublicWest Plains, Missouri AssociateYes 2,822Remote(Town)
Western Wyoming Community College2-4 years, PublicRock Springs, Wyoming AssociateYes 7,120Remote(Town)
Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge Campus2-4 years, PublicBaton Rouge, Louisiana AssociateNo 5,978Midsize(City)
Snow College2-4 years, PublicEphraim, Utah AssociateYes 5,335Remote(Town)
North Central Missouri College2-4 years, PublicTrenton, Missouri AssociateYes 2,399Remote(Town)

Next Table shows tuition and other costs for the top 10 community colleges. The tuition of community colleges usually have lower rates than 4-year or BS granting colleges. In addition, in-state tuition rates is much lower than out-of-state rates.
2013 Top 10 Community Colleges Tuition and Costs
School NameLocationTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State On CampusOff Campus
Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical CollegeSaint Paul, Minnesota$ 4,851$ 4,851$ 347$ 1,200N/A$ 15,846
North Florida Community CollegeMadison, Florida$ 2,280$ 9,180$ 714$ 1,400N/A$ 8,300
North Dakota State College of ScienceWahpeton, North Dakota$ 3,588$ 9,586$ 589$ 1,000$ 8,469$ 8,469
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical CollegeShell Lake, Wisconsin$ 3,507$ 5,261$ 291$ 1,472N/A$ 10,046
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham CampusBirmingham, Alabama$ 3,300$ 6,600$ 870$ 1,400$ 7,000$ 12,718
Missouri State University-West PlainsWest Plains, Missouri$ 3,624$ 6,954$ 294$ 1,010$ 11,964$ 15,462
Western Wyoming Community CollegeRock Springs, Wyoming$ 1,800$ 5,400$ 386$ 800$ 5,275$ 10,500
Capital Area Technical College-Baton Rouge CampusBaton Rouge, Louisiana$ 1,421$ 2,981$ 520$ 1,200N/A$ 12,208
Snow CollegeEphraim, Utah$ 2,696$ 9,840$ 390$ 1,800$ 9,600$ 7,250
North Central Missouri CollegeTrenton, Missouri$ 3,180$ 4,350$ 600$ 954$ 7,846$ 11,194
Average$ 3,025$ 6,500$ 500$ 1,224$ 8,359$ 11,199

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