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100 best community colleges in America

Choosing to attend a community college is a popular alternative to attending a four-year university, with an estimated 8.7 million undergraduates enrolled in public, two-year colleges during the 2016–17 academic year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. A 2019 study from TD Ameritrade found 36% of Gen Z students considered attending a community college before a four-year college, while 21% considered attending a community college instead of a four-year college. 

While there are many reasons to choose a community college over a traditional four-year program, one key factor is cost. Student Loan Hero reports that the average cost-per-credit for a two-year public school is $135 compared to $324.70 for a four-year public school. With cheaper classes comes slightly less pressure for students to settle on a career path immediately. Moreover, community colleges allow for flexibility: Students who work full-time can attend school part-time, while those who didn’t excel in high school (and may have had a lower GPA) can have a second chance. Whether it’s to save money or experiment with career choices, community colleges serve as an alternative and gateway to four-year universities.  

The cost of 4-year college is likely to be a substantial issue in the 2020 Presidential race. Several of the Democrats running for President, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, have endorsed plans that would make public colleges free in America. Others are more skeptical, proposing more modest loan-forgiveness schemes or free community colleges. Those changes would have substantial effects across the education sector. 

To determine where the best community colleges are located, Stacker looked at data from Niche's 2020 Best Community Colleges in America to compile this list of the top 100 community colleges in America. The data is based on rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with reviews from students and alumni. The community college list includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public, two-year colleges. 

Read on to see how community colleges across the nation stack up.

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#100. Lee College

- Location: Baytown, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,353
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 37%
- In-state tuition: $2,488
- Out-of-state tuition: $3,520
- Six-year median earnings: $35,100
- Two-year employment rate: 83%

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#99. College of San Mateo

- Location: San Mateo, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,479
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 29:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 41%
- In-state tuition: $1,400
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,300
- Six-year median earnings: $40,700
- Two-year employment rate: 82%

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#98. Amarillo College

- Location: Amarillo, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,977
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 30%
- In-state tuition: $3,168
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,704
- Six-year median earnings: $32,400
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#97. Aims Community College

- Location: Greeley, CO
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,127
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 30%
- In-state tuition: $2,756
- Out-of-state tuition: $10,424
- Six-year median earnings: $34,400
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#96. De Anza College

- Location: Cupertino, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 9,827
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 28:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 67%
- In-state tuition: $1,552
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,752
- Six-year median earnings: $41,700
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#95. Northwest College - Wyoming

- Location: Powell, WY
- Undergraduate enrollment: 953
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 49%
- In-state tuition: $3,386
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,898
- Six-year median earnings: $30,000
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#94. Galveston College

- Location: Galveston, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 584
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 33%
- In-state tuition: $2,650
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,600
- Six-year median earnings: $32,500
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#93. Shoreline Community College

- Location: Shoreline, WA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,132
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 38%
- In-state tuition: $3,802
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,538
- Six-year median earnings: $40,800
- Two-year employment rate: 83%

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#92. Southeast Technical Institute

- Location: Sioux Falls, SD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,426
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- Tuition: $6,110
- Six-year median earnings: $38,200
- Two-year employment rate: 94%

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#91. Davis Applied Technology College

- Location: Concord, NH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,652
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 25%
- In-state tuition: $7,424
- Out-of-state tuition: $16,000
- Six-year median earnings: $38,200
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#90. NHTI - Concord&aposs Community College

- Location: Concord, NH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,652
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 25%
- In-state tuition: $7,424
- Out-of-state tuition: $16,000
- Six-year median earnings: $38,200
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#89. Orange Technical College

- Location: Concord, NH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,652
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 25%
- In-state tuition: $7,424
- Out-of-state tuition: $16,000
- Six-year median earnings: $38,200
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#88. North Iowa Area Community College

- Location: Mason City, IA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,346
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 60%
- In-state tuition: $5,213
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,429
- Six-year median earnings: $33,900
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#87. Lone Star College System

- Location: The Woodlands, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 20,532
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 15%
- In-state tuition: $3,403
- Out-of-state tuition: $3,760
- Six-year median earnings: $36,200
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#86. Lincoln Land Community College

- Location: Springfield, IL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,298
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 38%
- In-state tuition: $6,072
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,976
- Six-year median earnings: $29,600
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#85. Canada College

- Location: Redwood City, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 999
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 28%
- In-state tuition: $1,360
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,968
- Six-year median earnings: $31,500
- Two-year employment rate: 82%

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#84. Greenfield Community College

- Location: Greenfield, MA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 564
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 30%
- In-state tuition: $5,450
- Out-of-state tuition: $11,570
- Six-year median earnings: $32,300
- Two-year employment rate: 80%

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#83. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

- Location: Fergus Falls, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,516
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 53%
- Tuition: $5,335
- Six-year median earnings: $36,200
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#82. Santa Rosa Junior College

- Location: Santa Rosa, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 6,329
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 38%
- In-state tuition: $1,282
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,328
- Six-year median earnings: $35,700
- Two-year employment rate: 79%

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#81. Alexandria Technical & Community College

- Location: Alexandria, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,269
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 24:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 67%
- Tuition: $5,410
- Six-year median earnings: $38,500
- Two-year employment rate: 95%

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#80. Harford Community College

- Location: Bel Air, MD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,185
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 38%
- In-state tuition: $5,772
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,902
- Six-year median earnings: $32,600
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#79. North Central Michigan College

- Location: Petoskey, MI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 746
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 24%
- In-state tuition: $6,202
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,882
- Six-year median earnings: $26,400
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#78. Orange Coast College

- Location: Costa Mesa, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 8,375
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 30:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 44%
- In-state tuition: $1,186
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,690
- Six-year median earnings: $38,100
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#77. Cloud County Community College

- Location: Concordia, KS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 814
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 77%
- In-state tuition: $3,180
- Out-of-state tuition: $3,270
- Six-year median earnings: $30,700
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#76. Northcentral Technical College

- Location: Wausau, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,361
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 36%
- In-state tuition: $3,497
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,083
- Six-year median earnings: $36,000
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#75. West Valley College

- Location: Saratoga, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,149
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 40%
- In-state tuition: $1,183
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,239
- Six-year median earnings: $38,800
- Two-year employment rate: 78%

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#74. University of Pittsburgh - Titusville

- Location: Titusville, PA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 255
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
- Acceptance rate: 63%
- Graduation rate: 44%
- In-state tuition: $10,958
- Out-of-state tuition: $20,702
- Six-year median earnings: $53,900
- Two-year employment rate: 94%

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#73. Frederick Community College

- Location: Frederick, MD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,027
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 40%
- In-state tuition: $6,928
- Out-of-state tuition: $9,160
- Six-year median earnings: $36,000
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#72. Moraine Park Technical College

- Location: Fond du Lac, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 761
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 75%
- In-state tuition: $4,461
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,416
- Six-year median earnings: $34,600
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#71. Lamar Institute of Technology

- Location: Beaumont, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,313
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 26%
- In-state tuition: $4,689
- Out-of-state tuition: $14,649
- Six-year median earnings: $35,700
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#70. Ridgewater College

- Location: Willmar, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,942
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- Tuition: $5,759
- Six-year median earnings: $33,300
- Two-year employment rate: 93%

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#69. Waukesha County Technical College

- Location: Pewaukee, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,565
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 49%
- In-state tuition: $4,340
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,206
- Six-year median earnings: $35,900
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#68. Lake Land College

- Location: Mattoon, IL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,311
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 52%
- In-state tuition: $7,814
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,616
- Six-year median earnings: $29,100
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#67. Dakota County Technical College

- Location: Rosemount, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,383
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 45%
- Tuition: $5,713
- Six-year median earnings: $38,500
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#66. Kapi'olani Community College

- Location: Honolulu, HI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,606
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 24%
- In-state tuition: $3,084
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,220
- Six-year median earnings: $37,200
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#65. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

- Location: Shell Lake, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,087
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 62%
- In-state tuition: $4,662
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,778
- Six-year median earnings: $32,500
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#64. Northern Oklahoma College

- Location: Tonkawa, OK
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,882
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 37%
- In-state tuition: $3,865
- Out-of-state tuition: $9,985
- Six-year median earnings: $30,900
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#63. San Jacinto College

- Location: Pasadena, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 7,081
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 32%
- In-state tuition: $2,580
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,140
- Six-year median earnings: $37,700
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#62. Northeast Community College

- Location: Norfolk, NE
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,087
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 63%
- In-state tuition: $3,405
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,545
- Six-year median earnings: $33,900
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#61. CUNY Kingsborough Community College

- Location: Brooklyn, NY
- Undergraduate enrollment: 8,288
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 34%
- In-state tuition: $5,252
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,132
- Six-year median earnings: $35,400
- Two-year employment rate: 83%

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#60. D.G. Erwin Technical Center

- Location: Tampa, FL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,015
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 72%
- In-state tuition: $3,019
- Out-of-state tuition: $11,829
- Six-year median earnings: $29,800
- Two-year employment rate: 81%

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#59. Anne Arundel Community College

- Location: Arnold, MD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,815
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 28%
- In-state tuition: $7,706
- Out-of-state tuition: $12,566
- Six-year median earnings: $36,900
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#58. Marion Technical College - Florida

- Location: Ocala, FL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 413
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 55%
- In-state tuition: $4,683
- Out-of-state tuition: $9,366
- Six-year median earnings: $20,900
- Two-year employment rate: 78%

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#57. University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton

- Location: Morrilton, AR
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,115
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1
- Acceptance rate: 75%
- Graduation rate: 32%
- In-state tuition: $3,308
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,004
- Six-year median earnings: $27,500
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#56. Western Wyoming Community College

- Location: Rock Springs, WY
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,196
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 49%
- In-state tuition: $2,953
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,465
- Six-year median earnings: $31,800
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#55. Montgomery College

- Location: Rockville, MD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 8,060
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 29%
- In-state tuition: $9,618
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,110
- Six-year median earnings: $40,700
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#54. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

- Location: Bentonville, AR
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,493
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 24%
- In-state tuition: $4,663
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,738
- Six-year median earnings: $32,800
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#53. Oakton Community College

- Location: Des Plaines, IL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,484
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 33%
- In-state tuition: $10,446
- Out-of-state tuition: $12,462
- Six-year median earnings: $38,500
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#52. Pickens Technical College

- Location: Aurora, CO
- Undergraduate enrollment: 943
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 83%
- In-state tuition: $4,510
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,990
- Six-year median earnings: $33,100
- Two-year employment rate: 81%

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#51. Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

- Location: Mountain Home, AR
- Undergraduate enrollment: 625
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 60%
- In-state tuition: $2,832
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,440
- Six-year median earnings: $32,200
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#50. Moraine Valley Community College

- Location: Palos Hills, IL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 5,942
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 36%
- In-state tuition: $9,426
- Out-of-state tuition: $10,956
- Six-year median earnings: $33,700
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#49. Miles Community College

- Location: Miles City, MT
- Undergraduate enrollment: 281
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 54%
- In-state tuition: $5,415
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,595
- Six-year median earnings: $36,600
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#48. Western Iowa Tech Community College

- Location: Sioux City, IA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,898
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $4,200
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,224
- Six-year median earnings: $31,500
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#47. Mt. San Antonio College

- Location: Walnut, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 10,226
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 24:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 34%
- In-state tuition: $1,349
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,741
- Six-year median earnings: $35,000
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#46. Walla Walla Community College

- Location: Walla Walla, WA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,367
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 46%
- In-state tuition: $4,455
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,955
- Six-year median earnings: $34,300
- Two-year employment rate: 82%

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#45. Hawkeye Community College

- Location: Waterloo, IA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,525
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 34%
- In-state tuition: $5,042
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,752
- Six-year median earnings: $36,100
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#44. Southwest Mississippi Community College

- Location: Summit, MS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,565
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 50%
- In-state tuition: $3,200
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,900
- Six-year median earnings: $24,800
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#43. Withlacoochee Technical Institute - Adult Education

- Location: Summit, MS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,565
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 23:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 50%
- In-state tuition: $3,200
- Out-of-state tuition: $5,900
- Six-year median earnings: $24,800
- Two-year employment rate: 85%

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#42. GateWay Community College - Phoenix

- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,217
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 24%
- In-state tuition: $2,094
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,878
- Six-year median earnings: $34,100
- Two-year employment rate: 82%

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#41. North Central Kansas Technical College

- Location: Beloit, KS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 519
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 71%
- Tuition: $6,019
- Six-year median earnings: $39,600
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#40. Cuesta College

- Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,372
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $1,338
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,824
- Six-year median earnings: $35,600
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#39. Chandler-Gilbert Community College

- Location: Chandler, AZ
- Undergraduate enrollment: 4,141
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 26:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $2,094
- Out-of-state tuition: $7,878
- Six-year median earnings: $38,600
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#38. Palo Alto College

- Location: San Antonio, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,059
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 29:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 31%
- In-state tuition: $7,170
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,770
- Six-year median earnings: $30,000
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#37. Manatee Technical Institute

- Location: San Antonio, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,059
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 29:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 31%
- In-state tuition: $7,170
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,770
- Six-year median earnings: $30,000
- Two-year employment rate: 87%

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#36. Eastern Idaho Technical College

- Location: Idaho Falls, ID
- Undergraduate enrollment: 347
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 5:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 62%
- In-state tuition: $2,494
- Out-of-state tuition: $9,056
- Six-year median earnings: $26,200
- Two-year employment rate: 82%

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#35. Gateway Technical College

- Location: Kenosha, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,457
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 31%
- In-state tuition: $4,369
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,352
- Six-year median earnings: $30,100
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#34. Hutchinson Community College

- Location: Hutchinson, KS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,242
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- In-state tuition: $3,392
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,384
- Six-year median earnings: $33,800
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#33. Howard Community College

- Location: Columbia, MD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,418
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 24%
- In-state tuition: $5,880
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,960
- Six-year median earnings: $38,600
- Two-year employment rate: 88%

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#32. Northern Maine Community College

- Location: Presque Isle, ME
- Undergraduate enrollment: 421
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 50%
- In-state tuition: $3,681
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,441
- Six-year median earnings: $30,300
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#31. Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton

- Location: Elizabethton, TN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 408
- Student to faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 69%
- Tuition: data not available
- Six year median earnings: $26,400
- Two year employment rate: 79%

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#30. Western Technical College - Wisconsin

- Location: La Crosse, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,723
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- In-state tuition: $3,965
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,249
- Six-year median earnings: $34,900
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#29. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

- Location: Fennimore, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 738
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 63%
- In-state tuition: $4,340
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,204
- Six-year median earnings: $33,200
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#28. Mitchell Technical Institute

- Location: Mitchell, SD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 853
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 73%
- Tuition: $6,592
- Six-year median earnings: $39,700
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#27. McLennan Community College

- Location: Waco, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,480
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 36%
- Tuition: $3,990
- Six-year median earnings: $30,000
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#26. Southeast Community College Area

- Location: Lincoln, NE
- Undergraduate enrollment: 3,825
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 37%
- In-state tuition: $3,570
- Out-of-state tuition: $4,182
- Six-year median earnings: $37,000
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#25. Eastern Maine Community College

- Location: Bangor, ME
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,145
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 31%
- In-state tuition: $3,747
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,507
- Six-year median earnings: $32,400
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#24. Marion Military Institute

- Location: Marion, AL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 442
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 56%
- Graduation rate: 77%
- In-state tuition: $9,418
- Out-of-state tuition: $15,418
- Six-year median earnings: $42,700
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#23. Lakeshore Technical College

- Location: Cleveland, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 691
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- In-state tuition: $4,184
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,167
- Six-year median earnings: $34,500
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#22. Chippewa Valley Technical College

- Location: Eau Claire, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,129
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 47%
- In-state tuition: $4,304
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,287
- Six-year median earnings: $35,700
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#21. Northland Community & Technical College

- Location: Thief River Falls, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,275
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 56%
- Tuition: $5,549
- Six-year median earnings: $39,400
- Two-year employment rate: 91%

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#20. Lake Superior College

- Location: Duluth, MN
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,804
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 22:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 42%
- In-state tuition: $5,153
- Out-of-state tuition: $9,483
- Six-year median earnings: $38,100
- Two-year employment rate: 88%

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#19. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

- Location: Wooster, OH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 635
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 50%
- In-state tuition: $7,203
- Out-of-state tuition: $26,307
- Six-year median earnings: $46,100
- Two-year employment rate: 94%

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#18. Moore Norman Technology Center

- Location: Norman, OK
- Undergraduate enrollment: 168
- Student to faculty ratio: 28:1
- Acceptance rate: 68%
- Graduation rate: 60%
- Tuition: data not available
- Six year median earnings: $31,300
- Two year employment rate: 80%

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#17. CUNY Hostos Community College

- Location: Bronx, NY
- Undergraduate enrollment: 4,165
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 21:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 23%
- In-state tuition: $5,208
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,088
- Six-year median earnings: $31,200
- Two-year employment rate: 86%

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#16. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

- Location: Green Bay, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,680
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 47%
- In-state tuition: $4,415
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,398
- Six-year median earnings: $35,900
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#15. East Mississippi Community College

- Location: Scooba, MS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,442
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 69%
- In-state tuition: $3,240
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,240
- Six-year median earnings: $24,900
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#14. Piedmont Virginia Community College

- Location: Charlottesville, VA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,257
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $4,678
- Out-of-state tuition: $10,606
- Six-year median earnings: $31,100
- Two-year employment rate: 89%

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#13. Manchester Community College - New Hampshire

- Location: Manchester, NH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 770
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $7,232
- Out-of-state tuition: $15,808
- Six-year median earnings: $36,800
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#12. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

- Location: Lancaster, PA
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,135
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 89%
- Graduation rate: 68%
- Tuition: $8,000
- Six-year median earnings: $45,600
- Two-year employment rate: 92%

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#11. State Technical College of Missouri

- Location: Linn, MO
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,041
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 72%
- In-state tuition: $6,060
- Out-of-state tuition: $11,040
- Six-year median earnings: $39,900
- Two-year employment rate: 95%

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#10. North Dakota State College of Science

- Location: Wahpeton, ND
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,707
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 13:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- In-state tuition: $4,880
- Out-of-state tuition: $11,870
- Six-year median earnings: $43,400
- Two-year employment rate: 93%

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#9. Harper College

- Location: Palatine, IL
- Undergraduate enrollment: 4,882
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 39%
- In-state tuition: $9,666
- Out-of-state tuition: $11,478
- Six-year median earnings: $37,300
- Two-year employment rate: 88%

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#8. Johnson County Community College

- Location: Overland Park, KS
- Undergraduate enrollment: 5,792
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 27%
- In-state tuition: $3,300
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,600
- Six-year median earnings: $36,600
- Two-year employment rate: 88%

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#7. O C Collins Career Center

- Location: Chesapeake, OH
- Undergraduate enrollment: 331
- Student to faculty ratio: 6:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 85%
- Tuition: data not available
- Six-year median earnings: $33,500
- Two-year employment rate: 84%

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#6. Northwest Vista College

- Location: San Antonio, TX
- Undergraduate enrollment: 4,114
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 29:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 36%
- In-state tuition: $7,170
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,770
- Six-year median earnings: $34,600
- Two-year employment rate: 88%

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#5. University of South Carolina Sumter

- Location: Sumter, SC
- Undergraduate enrollment: 590
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 16:1
- Acceptance rate: 69%
- Graduation rate: 40%
- In-state tuition: $3,474
- Out-of-state tuition: $8,664
- Six-year median earnings: $34,300
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#4. Lake Area Technical Institute

- Location: Watertown, SD
- Undergraduate enrollment: 1,517
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 17:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 75%
- Tuition: $2,736
- Six-year median earnings: $36,900
- Two-year employment rate: 95%

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#3. Fox Valley Technical College

- Location: Appleton, WI
- Undergraduate enrollment: 2,190
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 100%
- Graduation rate: 59%
- In-state tuition: $4,497
- Out-of-state tuition: $6,480
- Six-year median earnings: $36,100
- Two-year employment rate: 90%

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#2. University of South Carolina - Lancaster

- Location: Lancaster, SC
- Undergraduate enrollment: 679
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 15:1
- Acceptance rate: 65%
- Graduation rate: 35%
- In-state tuition: $6,948
- Out-of-state tuition: $17,328
- Six-year median earnings: $44,900
- Two-year employment rate: 95%

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#1. New Mexico Military Institute

- Location: Roswell, NM
- Undergraduate enrollment: 419
- Student-to-faculty ratio: 12:1
- Acceptance rate: 42%
- Graduation rate: 51%
- In-state tuition: $4,318
- Out-of-state tuition: $13,301
- Six-year median earnings: $39,700
- Two-year employment rate: 94%

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