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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 37.40% 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 $3,143 65% 29:119,482
2 Diablo Valley College $1,312 / $8,328 $3,012 48% 26:120,271
3 Montgomery College $5,322 / $10,254 $3,928 22% 18:121,720
4 Foothill College $1,563 / $10,248 $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 $3,748 / $7,396 $4,068 35% 16:16,000
7 William Rainey Harper College $3,774 / $9,942 $4,083 34% 19:113,530
8 Saddleback College $1,330 / $9,394 $2,392 42% 26:119,421
9 Los Medanos College $1,312 / $8,328 $3,065 33% 24:19,747
10 Ohlone College $1,196 / $7,052 $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 $4,731 / $6,657 $3,960 52% 14:13,778
13 Bellevue College $3,958 / $9,349 $5,478 27% 15:113,226
14 Orange Coast College $1,188 / $7,812 $2,907 39% 29:121,122
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville $11,626 / $21,566 $8,014 25% 7:1225
16 Edmonds Community College $4,107 / $9,498 $5,738 28% 13:18,041
17 Ranken Technical College $15,947 $5,949 53% 11:11,698
18 Rockland Community College $5,618 / $10,728 $4,639 29% 21:16,859
19 Nassau Community College $6,330 / $12,130 $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 $6,256 / $15,054 $4,429 14% 17:14,870
22 Northampton County Area Community College $4,710 / $10,080 $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 $4,076 / $6,851 $5,105 33% 13:15,949
Average$3,872 / $9,928$3,96737.40%20.68:111,995
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