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The following table compares the basic academic information between Top 100 Community Colleges. By school type, there are 24 public and 1 private schools in Top 100 Community Colleges. Community colleges are known as (public) two years colleges (2 but less than 4 years), but we include some four years colleges that focus on associate degrees rather than bachelor's.
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Academic Comparison - Top 100 Community Colleges
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 De Anza CollegeCupertino, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
2 Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
3 Montgomery CollegeRockville, MDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
4 Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
5 College of San MateoSan Mateo, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
6 Frederick Community CollegeFrederick, MDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
7 William Rainey Harper CollegePalatine, ILPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
8 Saddleback CollegeMission Viejo, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
9 Los Medanos CollegePittsburg, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
10 Ohlone CollegeFremont, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
11 College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
12 Bismarck State CollegeBismarck, NDPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
13 Bellevue CollegeBellevue, WAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
14 Orange Coast CollegeCosta Mesa, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
15 University of Pittsburgh-TitusvilleTitusville, PAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
16 Edmonds Community CollegeLynnwood, WAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
17 Ranken Technical CollegeSaint Louis, MOPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
18 Rockland Community CollegeSuffern, NYPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
19 Nassau Community CollegeGarden City, NYPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
20 Santa Fe CollegeGainesville, FLPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash CollegeBlue Ash, OHPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
22 Northampton County Area Community CollegeBethlehem, PAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
23 Moorpark CollegeMoorpark, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
24 Chandler-Gilbert Community CollegeChandler, AZPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
25 Shoreline Community CollegeShoreline, WAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Top 100 Community Colleges is $3,872 for State residents and $9,928 for out-of-state students. The average graduation rate is 39.00% the average students to faculty ratio is 20.68 to 1.The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Top 100 Community Colleges
RankNameTuition & FeesFinancial Aid AmountGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 De Anza College $1,561 / $10,246 $3,720 65% 29:118,649
2 Diablo Valley College $1,312 / $8,328 $2,966 48% 26:118,693
3 Montgomery College $5,322 / $10,254 $4,295 28% 18:120,037
4 Foothill College $1,563 / $10,248 $2,793 59% 26:114,605
5 College of San Mateo $1,434 / $9,094 $2,613 44% 26:17,494
6 Frederick Community College $3,748 / $7,396 $4,498 33% 16:15,756
7 William Rainey Harper College $3,774 / $9,942 $3,921 35% 19:112,199
8 Saddleback College $1,330 / $9,394 $2,707 44% 26:118,984
9 Los Medanos College $1,312 / $8,328 $3,267 38% 24:18,521
10 Ohlone College $1,196 / $7,052 $2,967 47% 24:19,060
11 College of the Canyons $1,156 / $7,804 $2,966 42% 26:120,573
12 Bismarck State College $4,731 / $6,657 $4,195 48% 14:13,716
13 Bellevue College $3,958 / $9,349 $5,181 34% 15:112,286
14 Orange Coast College $1,188 / $7,812 $3,070 42% 29:118,125
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville $11,626 / $21,566 $10,496 31% 7:133
16 Edmonds Community College $4,107 / $9,498 $6,208 30% 13:16,545
17 Ranken Technical College $15,947 $5,593 66% 11:11,823
18 Rockland Community College $5,618 / $10,728 $4,735 28% 21:15,735
19 Nassau Community College $6,330 / $12,130 $6,771 22% 17:113,864
20 Santa Fe College $2,563 / $9,189 $2,224 53% 19:112,607
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College $6,256 / $15,054 $3,652 15% 17:17,239
22 Northampton County Area Community College $4,710 / $10,080 $4,182 22% 19:18,951
23 Moorpark College $1,394 / $7,398 $3,193 42% 33:114,361
24 Chandler-Gilbert Community College $2,070 / $7,854 $3,684 24% 29:113,395
25 Shoreline Community College $4,076 / $6,851 $5,293 35% 13:15,382
Average$3,872 / $9,928$4,20839.00%20.68:111,145
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