WalletHub ranks TN 8th among community college systems

The personal-finance website WalletHub.com has released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Community Colleges, coupled with its state-by-state ranking of the Best & Worst Community-College Systems as well as accompanying videos.

Tennessee ranked eighth in the nation among the best community college systems.

To determine where students can receive the best education at the cheapest rates, WalletHub compared 715 community colleges across 17 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. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home (AR)
  2. Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (NY)
  3. State Technical College of Missouri (MO)
  4. Alexandria Technical & Community College (MN)
  5. Northland Community and Technical College (MN)
  6. Minnesota State Community and Technical College (MN)
  7. Mitchell Technical Institute (SD)
  8. Miles Community College (MT)
  9. Southern Arkansas University Tech (AR)
  10. North Hennepin Community College (MN)
  11. Lake Area Technical Institute (SD)
  12. Columbia Gorge Community College (OR)
  13. St Cloud Technical and Community College (MN)
  14. South Central College (MN)
  15. South Arkansas Community College (AR)
  16. Madisonville Community College (KY)
  17. North Arkansas College (AR)
  18. Ozarka College (AR)
  19. Lake Superior College (MN)
  20. Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)

States with the Best Community-College Systems

  1. South Dakota
  2. Minnesota
  3. Montana
  4. Arkansas
  5. New York
  6. Kentucky
  7. North Dakota
  8. Tennessee
  9. Oregon
  10. Washington
  11. Wisconsin
  12. California
  13. Wyoming
  14. Colorado
  15. Hawaii
  16. New Hampshire
  17. Kansas
  18. Nebraska
  19. New Mexico
  20. Arizona

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