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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, four-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, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
13 Bellevue CollegeBellevue, WAPublic, four-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 CollegeLynnwood, WAPublic, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
17 Ranken Technical CollegeSaint Louis, MOPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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, four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash CollegeBlue Ash, OHPublic, four-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 $3,933 for State residents and $10,297 for out-of-state students. The average graduation rate is 38.88% the average students to faculty ratio is 20.04 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 $1,562 / $10,787 $3,720 69% 29:118,649
2 Diablo Valley College $1,312 / $9,012 $2,966 47% 25:118,693
3 Montgomery College $5,322 / $10,254 $4,295 29% 17:120,037
4 Foothill College $1,565 / $10,790 $2,793 58% 28:114,605
5 College of San Mateo $1,440 / $10,114 $2,613 41% 19:17,494
6 Frederick Community College $3,772 / $7,444 $4,498 29% 17:15,756
7 William Rainey Harper College $3,702 / $9,870 $3,921 38% 18:112,199
8 Saddleback College $1,332 / $10,292 $2,707 46% 27:118,984
9 Los Medanos College $1,312 / $9,012 $3,267 36% 24:18,521
10 Ohlone College $1,196 / $7,052 $2,967 52% 26:19,060
11 College of the Canyons $1,146 / $8,682 $2,966 42% 27:120,573
12 Bismarck State College $4,926 / $6,930 $4,195 53% 14:13,716
13 Bellevue College $4,057 / $9,594 $5,181 33% 14:112,286
14 Orange Coast College $1,198 / $8,398 $3,070 44% 27:118,125
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville $11,792 / $21,882 $10,496 23% 2:133
16 Edmonds College $4,209 / $9,746 $6,208 35% 14:16,545
17 Ranken Technical College $16,259 $5,593 65% 12:11,823
18 Rockland Community College $6,120 / $11,332 $4,735 27% 20:15,735
19 Nassau Community College $6,330 / $12,130 $6,771 22% 17:113,864
20 Santa Fe College $2,563 / $9,189 $2,224 56% 19:112,607
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College $6,492 / $15,290 $3,652 13% 20:17,239
22 Northampton County Area Community College $4,890 / $10,350 $4,182 21% 16:18,951
23 Moorpark College $1,398 / $8,146 $3,193 44% 33:114,361
24 Chandler-Gilbert Community College $2,070 / $7,854 $3,684 20% 22:113,395
25 Shoreline Community College $4,166 / $7,013 $5,293 29% 14:15,382
Average$3,933 / $10,297$4,20838.88%20.04:111,145
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