Top 25 Community Colleges Tuition Comparison

A community college is a primarily two-year public institution providing lower-level tertiary education, also known as continuing education. It grants certificates, diplomas, and/or associate degrees. After graduating from a community college, most students transfer to a four-year liberal arts college or university for two to three years to complete a bachelor's degree.Junior colleges, technical colleges, two-year colleges, or city colleges also refers to the community college. Here, we introduce the 2020 Top 25 Community Colleges and compare them with admission and tuition information. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ranks first in Top 25 Community Colleges ranking and Emory University-Oxford College is placed in second. (Ranking data from College Evaluator)

Academic Comparison Between Top 25 Community Colleges

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20 public and 5 private schools are included in the Top 25 Community Colleges ranking. Total 203,362 students are attending the Top 25 Community Colleges where Mt San Antonio College is the largest with 29,346 students and Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton is the smallest with 11 students. The average graduation rate is 44.83% and the average students to faculty ratio is 18.52:1 at those colleges.
Next table compares the key academic facts between the Top 25 Community Colleges with acceptance rate, SAT scores, graduation rates, student population, and students to faculty ratio.
Table. Top 25 Community Colleges Admission & Tuition Comparison
RankNameIn-State TuitionOut-of-State TuitionGraduation RatePopulationStudent-Faculty Ratio
1Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Green Bay, WI
$4,577$6,62543%11,50517:1
2Emory University-Oxford College
Oxford, GA
$46,760$53,80494%99311:1
3Evergreen Valley College
San Jose, CA
$1,358$7,99432%9,59831:1
4San Jose City College
San Jose, CA
$1,362$9,11832%9,27024:1
5Gateway Technical College
Kenosha, WI
$4,527$6,57528%7,0378:1
6Gavilan College
Gilroy, CA
$1,166$7,21436%5,64914:1
7Copper Mountain Community College
Joshua Tree, CA
$1,112$7,30423%1,74814:1
8Miami-Jacobs Career College-Dayton
Dayton, OH
$10,740$10,740-118:1
9Ohlone College
Fremont, CA
$1,164$7,52444%8,83524:1
10Mt San Antonio College
Walnut, CA
$1,350$9,61037%29,34624:1
11College of Marin
Kentfield, CA
$1,494$9,71430%5,02617:1
12Brightwood College-San Antonio-Ingram
San Antonio, TX
-$17,118-40115:1
13Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA
$1,330$9,59038%19,42126:1
14Fullerton College
Fullerton, CA
$1,142$6,39831%22,64426:1
15YTI Career Institute-Altoona
Altoona, PA
-$25,17261%393:1
16Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Fennimore, WI
$4,433$6,48161%2,00912:1
17Commonwealth Technical Institute
Johnstown, PA
$16,836$12,59473%1758:1
18College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CA
$1,434$9,09442%8,92426:1
19De Anza College
Cupertino, CA
$1,561$9,52665%19,48229:1
20Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
$3,180$10,44034%9,56720:1
21Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Shell Lake, WI
$4,704$6,88855%2,9639:1
22Las Positas College
Livermore, CA
$1,164$7,93238%8,97825:1
23Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Lancaster, PA
$7,830$8,25067%1,23316:1
24Hartnell College
Salinas, CA
$1,420$8,96033%12,52131:1
25Canada College
Redwood City, CA
$1,362$9,00634%5,98725:1
Average$2,384$11,34744.83%203,362 (Total)18.52:1

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