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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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 College
Cupertino, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
2 Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
3 Montgomery College
Rockville, MDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
4 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
5 College of San Mateo
San Mateo, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
6 Frederick Community College
Frederick, MDPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
7 William Rainey Harper College
Palatine, ILPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
8 Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
9 Los Medanos College
Pittsburg, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
10 Ohlone College
Fremont, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
11 College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
12 Bismarck State College
Bismarck, NDPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
13 Bellevue College
Bellevue, WAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
14 Orange Coast College
Costa Mesa, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
Titusville, PAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
16 Edmonds Community College
Lynnwood, WAPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
17 Ranken Technical College
Saint Louis, MOPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
18 Rockland Community College
Suffern, NYPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
19 Nassau Community College
Garden City, NYPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
20 Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FLPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Blue Ash, OHPublic, 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
22 Northampton County Area Community College
Bethlehem, PAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
23 Moorpark College
Moorpark, CAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
24 Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Chandler, AZPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
25 Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WAPublic, 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeCertificate, Associate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Top 100 Community Colleges is $4,609 for State residents and $10,285 for out-of-state students. The average graduation rate is 37.40% the average students to faculty ratio is 20.68 to 1.Next 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 / $9,526 $3,143 65% 29:119,482
2 Diablo Valley College
$1,312 / $8,564 $3,012 48% 26:120,271
3 Montgomery College
$10,254 / $14,034 $3,928 22% 18:121,720
4 Foothill College
$1,563 / $9,528 $2,510 61% 26:114,732
5 College of San Mateo
$1,434 / $9,094 $2,309 42% 26:18,924
6 Frederick Community College
$7,228 / $9,556 $4,068 35% 16:16,000
7 William Rainey Harper College
$9,942 / $11,754 $4,083 34% 19:113,530
8 Saddleback College
$1,330 / $9,590 $2,392 42% 26:119,421
9 Los Medanos College
$1,312 / $8,564 $3,065 33% 24:19,747
10 Ohlone College
$1,164 / $7,524 $2,875 47% 24:18,835
11 College of the Canyons
$1,156 / $7,804 $2,724 38% 26:120,850
12 Bismarck State College
$4,160 / $5,820 $3,960 52% 14:13,778
13 Bellevue College
$3,866 / $9,246 $5,478 27% 15:113,226
14 Orange Coast College
$1,188 / $7,836 $2,907 39% 29:121,122
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
$12,006 / $21,946 $8,014 25% 7:1225
16 Edmonds Community College
$4,017 / $9,399 $5,738 28% 13:18,041
17 Ranken Technical College
$14,889 $5,949 53% 11:11,698
18 Rockland Community College
$5,348 / $10,260 $4,639 29% 21:16,859
19 Nassau Community College
$6,130 / $11,730 $6,087 23% 17:117,406
20 Santa Fe College
$2,563 / $9,189 $2,211 59% 19:114,324
21 University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
$6,010 / $14,808 $4,429 14% 17:14,870
22 Northampton County Area Community College
$9,780 / $14,460 $4,264 23% 19:19,769
23 Moorpark College
$1,394 / $7,398 $3,023 40% 33:114,357
24 Chandler-Gilbert Community College
$2,070 / $7,854 $3,251 23% 29:114,728
25 Shoreline Community College
$3,981 / $6,744 $5,105 33% 13:15,949
Average$4,609 / $10,285$3,96737.40%20.68:111,995
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