SmartAsset names CCCC top community college
Cloud County Community College has been named the best community college in the country by SmartAsset, a financial technology company.
According to SmartAsset, in its sixth annual study of best community colleges in the country, Cloud County offers more than 335 courses every semester and has the highest graduation and transfer rate of any college.
SmartAsset's data states that 89 percent of Cloud County students either graduate or transfer to a four-year institution. By comparison, the average graduation and transfer rate across all 796 community colleges is 43 percent.
Tuition at Cloud County for in-state students completing two semesters is $3,180 which ranks 248th out of all 796 colleges. It ranked number 16th in SmartAsset's study last year.
SmartAsset considered data on 796 community colleges, comparing schools across the following three metrics:
Student-to-faculty ratio - the number of students for every faculty member. Cloud County's student-faculty ratio is 11-to-1.
Graduation and transfer rate – the percentage of students who either graduate or transfer to a four-year institution. Data comes from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and is for the 2017-2018 school year.
Cost of tuition and fees – the cost for in-state students completing two semesters of coursework. Data also comes from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and is for the 2017-2019 school year.
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