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  • 100 best community colleges in America
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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 — just ask one of the estimated 9 million undergraduates currently enrolled in public, two-year colleges. While there are many reasons to choose a community college over a traditional four-year program, one big factor is cost. In fact, the average cost-per-credit for a two-year public school is $135 compared to $325 for a four-year public school. Wich cheaper classes comes less pressure for students to settle on a career path immediately. Moreover, community colleges allow for flexibility: Students who work full-time can attend part-time, while those who didn’t excel in high school 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.  

    Stacker looked at data from Niche college rankings to compile this list of the top 100 community colleges in America. The data is based on a rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student-life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The community college list includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public, two-year colleges. More details on the methodology can be found here.

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

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  • #100. Lee College
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    #100. Lee College

    Location: Baytown, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,846

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,381 students

    Graduation rate: 41%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $31,400

  • #99. College of San Mateo
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    #99. College of San Mateo

    Location: San Mateo, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $4,494

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,469 students

    Graduation rate: 40%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $38,700

  • #98. Amarillo College
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    #98. Amarillo College

    Location: Amarillo, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,655

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,121 students

    Graduation rate: 24%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,100

  • #97. Aims Community College
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    #97. Aims Community College

    Location: Greeley, CO

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,216

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,978 students

    Graduation rate: 30%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,000

  • #96. De Anza College
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    #96. De Anza College

    Location: Cupertino, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,544

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 10,813 students

    Graduation rate: 67%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $40,000

  • #95. Northwest College - Wyoming
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    #95. Northwest College - Wyoming

    Location: Powell, WY

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,230

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,006 students

    Graduation rate: 44%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $29,500

  • #94. Galveston College
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    #94. Galveston College

    Location: Galveston, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $3,751

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 565 students

    Graduation rate: 41%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,200

  • #93. Shoreline Community College
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    #93. Shoreline Community College

    Location: Shoreline, WA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,757

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,946 students

    Graduation rate: 51%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $39,100

  • #92. Southeast Technical Institute
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    #92. Southeast Technical Institute

    Location: Sioux Falls, SD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,818

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,345 students

    Graduation rate: 49%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,900

  • #91. Davis Applied Technology College
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    #91. Davis Applied Technology College

    Location: Kaysville, UT

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $363

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 575 students

    Graduation rate: 52%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $26,300

  • #90. NHTI - Concord's Community College
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    #90. NHTI - Concord's Community College

    Location: Concord, NH

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $15,542

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,741 students

    Graduation rate: 29%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $38,200

  • #89. Orange Technical College
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    #89. Orange Technical College

    Location: Orlando, FL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,389

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 459 students

    Graduation rate: 64%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $29,500

  • #88. North Iowa Area Community College
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    #88. North Iowa Area Community College

    Location: Mason City, IA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,957

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,370 students

    Graduation rate: 52%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $31,800

  • #87. Lone Star College System
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    #87. Lone Star College System

    Location: The Woodlands, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,197

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 19,901 students

    Graduation rate: 13%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,100

  • #86. Lincoln Land Community College
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    #86. Lincoln Land Community College

    Location: Springfield, IL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,762

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,400 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $29,700

  • #85. Canada College
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    #85. Canada College

    Location: Redwood City, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,441

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,057 students

    Graduation rate: 28%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,500

  • #84. Greenfield Community College
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    #84. Greenfield Community College

    Location: Greenfield, MA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,271

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 655 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,500

  • #83. Minnesota State Community & Technical College
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    #83. Minnesota State Community & Technical College

    Location: Fergus Falls, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,004

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,581 students

    Graduation rate: 48%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,300

  • #82. Santa Rosa Junior College
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    #82. Santa Rosa Junior College

    Location: Santa Rosa, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,989

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 6,531 students

    Graduation rate: 40%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,600

  • #81. Alexandria Technical & Community College
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    #81. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    Location: Alexandria, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $13,235

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,327 students

    Graduation rate: 71%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,600

  • #80. Harford Community College
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    #80. Harford Community College

    Location: Bel Air, MD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $4,801

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,214 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,200

  • #79. North Central Michigan College
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    #79. North Central Michigan College

    Location: Petoskey, MI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $3,145

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 815 students

    Graduation rate: 29%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $24,900

  • #78. Orange Coast College
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    #78. Orange Coast College

    Location: Costa Mesa, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,515

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 8,561 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,300

  • #77. Cloud County Community College
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    #77. Cloud County Community College

    Location: Concordia, KS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,686

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 811 students

    Graduation rate: 44%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,400

  • #76. Northcentral Technical College
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    #76. Northcentral Technical College

    Location: Wausau, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,346

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,395 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,800

  • #75. West Valley College
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    #75. West Valley College

    Location: Saratoga, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,047

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,659 students

    Graduation rate: 41%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,900

  • #74. University of Pittsburgh - Titusville
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    #74. University of Pittsburgh - Titusville

    Location: Titusville, PA

    Acceptance rate: 50%

    Net price: $16,828

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 273 students

    Graduation rate: 26%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $50,700

  • #73. Frederick Community College
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    #73. Frederick Community College

    Location: Frederick, MD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,922

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,996 students

    Graduation rate: 36%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,500

  • #72. Moraine Park Technical College
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    #72. Moraine Park Technical College

    Location: Fond du Lac, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,173

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 856 students

    Graduation rate: 69%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,200

  • #71. Lamar Institute of Technology
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    #71. Lamar Institute of Technology

    Location: Beaumont, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,114

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,248 students

    Graduation rate: 20%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,800

  • #70. Ridgewater College
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    #70. Ridgewater College

    Location: Willmar, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,631

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,031 students

    Graduation rate: 54%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,600

  • #69. Waukesha County Technical College
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    #69. Waukesha County Technical College

    Location: Pewaukee, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,702

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,642 students

    Graduation rate: 41%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,000

  • #68. Lake Land College
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    #68. Lake Land College

    Location: Mattoon, IL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,418

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,314 students

    Graduation rate: 49%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $27,900

  • #67. Dakota County Technical College
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    #67. Dakota County Technical College

    Location: Rosemount, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $12,133

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,272 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,900

  • #66. Kapi'olani Community College
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    #66. Kapi'olani Community College

    Location: Honolulu, HI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,816

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,713 students

    Graduation rate: 22%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,200

  • #65. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
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    #65. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

    Location: Shell Lake, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,250

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,134 students

    Graduation rate: 55%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,400

  • #64. Northern Oklahoma College
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    #64. Northern Oklahoma College

    Location: Tonkawa, OK

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,308

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,088 students

    Graduation rate: 38%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,700

  • #63. San Jacinto College
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    #63. San Jacinto College

    Location: Pasadena, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,208

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 6,598 students

    Graduation rate: 25%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,900

  • #62. Northeast Community College
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    #62. Northeast Community College

    Location: Norfolk, NE

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,079

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,121 students

    Graduation rate: 61%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,600

  • #61. CUNY Kingsborough Community College
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    #61. CUNY Kingsborough Community College

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,357

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 8,860 students

    Graduation rate: 34%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,800

  • #60. D G Erwin Technical Center
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    #60. D G Erwin Technical Center

    Location: Tampa, FL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $12,421

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 924 students

    Graduation rate: 71%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $28,800

  • #59. Anne Arundel Community College
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    #59. Anne Arundel Community College

    Location: Arnold, MD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $13,963

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,907 students

    Graduation rate: 28%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,000

  • #58. Marion Technical College - Florida
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    #58. Marion Technical College - Florida

    Location: Ocala, FL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,067

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 350 students

    Graduation rate: 65%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $20,300

  • #57. University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton
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    #57. University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton

    Location: Morrilton, AR

    Acceptance rate: 77%

    Net price: $5,406

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,255 students

    Graduation rate: 33%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $27,100

  • #56. Western Wyoming Community College
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    #56. Western Wyoming Community College

    Location: Rock Springs, WY

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,399

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,085 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,500

  • #55. Montgomery College
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    #55. Montgomery College

    Location: Rockville, MD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,531

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 8,493 students

    Graduation rate: 23%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $40,400

  • #54. NorthWest Arkansas Community College
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    #54. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    Location: Bentonville, AR

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,438

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,597 students

    Graduation rate: 22%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,500

  • #53. Oakton Community College
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    #53. Oakton Community College

    Location: Des Plaines, IL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,606

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,597 students

    Graduation rate: 28%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,600

  • #52. Pickens Technical College
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    #52. Pickens Technical College

    Location: Aurora, CO

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,088

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,122 students

    Graduation rate: 79%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,300

  • #51. Arkansas State University - Mountain Home
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    #51. Arkansas State University - Mountain Home

    Location: Mountain Home, AR

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,339

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 714 students

    Graduation rate: 66%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $31,700

  • #50. Moraine Valley Community College
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    #50. Moraine Valley Community College

    Location: Palos Hills, IL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $4,848

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 6,329 students

    Graduation rate: 36%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,300

  • #49. Miles Community College
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    #49. Miles Community College

    Location: Miles City, MT

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,535

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 289 students

    Graduation rate: 51%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,000

  • #48. Western Iowa Tech Community College
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    #48. Western Iowa Tech Community College

    Location: Sioux City, IA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,488

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,988 students

    Graduation rate: 30%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $29,900

  • #47. Mt. San Antonio College
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    #47. Mt. San Antonio College

    Location: Walnut, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $4,555

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 10,181 students

    Graduation rate: 32%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,400

  • #46. Walla Walla Community College
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    #46. Walla Walla Community College

    Location: Walla Walla, WA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,945

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,471 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,400

  • #45. Hawkeye Community College
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    #45. Hawkeye Community College

    Location: Waterloo, IA

    Acceptance rate: 69%

    Net price: $9,887

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,620 students

    Graduation rate: 23%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,500

  • #44. Southwest Mississippi Community College
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    #44. Southwest Mississippi Community College

    Location: Summit, MS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $4,738

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,568 students

    Graduation rate: 54%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $24,400

  • #43. Withlacoochee Technical Institute - Adult Education
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    #43. Withlacoochee Technical Institute - Adult Education

    Location: Inverness, FL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,507

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 288 students

    Graduation rate: 88%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $24,800

  • #42. GateWay Community College - Phoenix
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    #42. GateWay Community College - Phoenix

    Location: Phoenix, AZ

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,616

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,305 students

    Graduation rate: 19%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $31,700

  • #41. North Central Kansas Technical College
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    #41. North Central Kansas Technical College

    Location: Beloit, KS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,961

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 517 students

    Graduation rate: 67%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,200

  • #40. Cuesta College
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    #40. Cuesta College

    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,342

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,506 students

    Graduation rate: 38%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,000

  • #39. Chandler-Gilbert Community College
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    #39. Chandler-Gilbert Community College

    Location: Chandler, AZ

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,822

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 4,143 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,800

  • #38. Palo Alto College
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    #38. Palo Alto College

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,481

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,746 students

    Graduation rate: 56%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $28,200

  • #37. Manatee Technical Institute
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    #37. Manatee Technical Institute

    Location: Bradenton, FL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,461

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 679 students

    Graduation rate: 68%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $26,000

  • #36. Eastern Idaho Technical College
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    #36. Eastern Idaho Technical College

    Location: Idaho Falls, ID

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,824

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 321 students

    Graduation rate: 66%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $25,500

  • #35. Gateway Technical College
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    #35. Gateway Technical College

    Location: Kenosha, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,587

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,379 students

    Graduation rate: 25%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,200

  • #34. Hutchinson Community College
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    #34. Hutchinson Community College

    Location: Hutchinson, KS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,602

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,322 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,400

  • #33. Howard Community College
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    #33. Howard Community College

    Location: Columbia, MD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,652

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,582 students

    Graduation rate: 21%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,900

  • #32. Northern Maine Community College
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    #32. Northern Maine Community College

    Location: Presque Isle, ME

    Acceptance rate: 68%

    Net price: $10,021

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 429 students

    Graduation rate: 41%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $28,200

  • #31. Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton
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    #31. Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton

    Location: Elizabethton, TN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,963

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 419 students

    Graduation rate: 90%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $26,200

  • #30. Western Technical College - Wisconsin
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    #30. Western Technical College - Wisconsin

    Location: La Crosse, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,487

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 2,357 students

    Graduation rate: 44%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,500

  • #29. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
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    #29. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

    Location: Fennimore, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,820

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 776 students

    Graduation rate: 60%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,400

  • #28. Mitchell Technical Institute
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    #28. Mitchell Technical Institute

    Location: Mitchell, SD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,003

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 843 students

    Graduation rate: 73%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,200

  • #27. McLennan Community College
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    #27. McLennan Community College

    Location: Waco, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,075

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,471 students

    Graduation rate: 38%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,100

  • #26. Southeast Community College Area
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    #26. Southeast Community College Area

    Location: Lincoln, NE

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,523

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 3,942 students

    Graduation rate: 37%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,100

  • #25. Eastern Maine Community College
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    #25. Eastern Maine Community College

    Location: Bangor, ME

    Acceptance rate: 66%

    Net price: $9,055

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 1,230 students

    Graduation rate: 33%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,700

  • #24. Marion Military Institute
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    #24. Marion Military Institute

    Location: Marion, AL

    Acceptance rate: 64%

    Net price: $11,064

    Overall Niche grade: B

    Undergrad size: 421 students

    Graduation rate: 52%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $45,900

  • #23. Lakeshore Technical College
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    #23. Lakeshore Technical College

    Location: Cleveland, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,838

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 675 students

    Graduation rate: 50%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,400

  • #22. Chippewa Valley Technical College
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    #22. Chippewa Valley Technical College

    Location: Eau Claire, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,130

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 2,094 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,100

  • #21. Northland Community & Technical College
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    #21. Northland Community & Technical College

    Location: Thief River Falls, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,542

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,375 students

    Graduation rate: 48%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $37,100

  • #20. Lake Superior College
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    #20. Lake Superior College

    Location: Duluth, MN

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,768

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,745 students

    Graduation rate: 36%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,700

  • #19. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
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    #19. Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute

    Location: Wooster, OH

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $17,346

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 642 students

    Graduation rate: 42%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $43,700

  • #18. Moore Norman Technology Center
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    #18. Moore Norman Technology Center

    Location: Norman, OK

    Acceptance rate: 21%

    Net price: $4,476

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 431 students

    Graduation rate: 72%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $26,700

  • #17. CUNY Hostos Community College
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    #17. CUNY Hostos Community College

    Location: Bronx, NY

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $8,314

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 4,094 students

    Graduation rate: 22%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,400

  • #16. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
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    #16. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

    Location: Green Bay, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,761

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 2,681 students

    Graduation rate: 45%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,600

  • #15. East Mississippi Community College
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    #15. East Mississippi Community College

    Location: Scooba, MS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,626

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 2,513 students

    Graduation rate: 71%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $24,500

  • #14. Piedmont Virginia Community College
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    #14. Piedmont Virginia Community College

    Location: Charlottesville, VA

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,969

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,226 students

    Graduation rate: 36%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $29,900

  • #13. Manchester Community College - New Hampshire
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    #13. Manchester Community College - New Hampshire

    Location: Manchester, NH

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $14,251

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 812 students

    Graduation rate: 35%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,000

  • #12. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
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    #12. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    Location: Lancaster, PA

    Acceptance rate: 58%

    Net price: $5,341

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,047 students

    Graduation rate: 61%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $39,700

  • #11. State Technical College of Missouri
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    #11. State Technical College of Missouri

    Location: Linn, MO

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,918

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,029 students

    Graduation rate: 67%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $39,900

  • #10. North Dakota State College of Science
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    #10. North Dakota State College of Science

    Location: Wahpeton, ND

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $10,248

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 1,753 students

    Graduation rate: 64%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $41,900

  • #9. Harper College
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    #9. Harper College

    Location: Palatine, IL

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $6,952

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 4,836 students

    Graduation rate: 40%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $34,700

  • #8. Johnson County Community College
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    #8. Johnson County Community College

    Location: Overland Park, KS

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,886

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 6,066 students

    Graduation rate: 29%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,200

  • #7. O C Collins Career Center
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    #7. O C Collins Career Center

    Location: Chesapeake, OH

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $5,693

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 410 students

    Graduation rate: 95%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $30,100

  • #6. Northwest Vista College
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    #6. Northwest Vista College

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $7,373

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 4,195 students

    Graduation rate: 58%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $33,100

  • #5. University of South Carolina - Sumter
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    #5. University of South Carolina - Sumter

    Location: Sumter, SC

    Acceptance rate: 67%

    Net price: $9,639

    Overall Niche grade: B+

    Undergrad size: 490 students

    Graduation rate: 42%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $32,400

  • #4. Lake Area Technical Institute
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    #4. Lake Area Technical Institute

    Location: Watertown, SD

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $11,216

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Undergrad size: 1,600 students

    Graduation rate: 76%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,700

  • #3. Fox Valley Technical College
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    #3. Fox Valley Technical College

    Location: Appleton, WI

    Acceptance rate: 100%

    Net price: $9,718

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Undergrad size: 2,395 students

    Graduation rate: 46%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $35,200

  • #2. University of South Carolina - Lancaster
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    #2. University of South Carolina - Lancaster

    Location: Lancaster, SC

    Acceptance rate: 61%

    Net price: $8,127

    Overall Niche grade: A-

    Undergrad size: 707 students

    Graduation rate: 24%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $43,000

  • #1. New Mexico Military Institute
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    #1. New Mexico Military Institute

    Location: Roswell, NM

    Acceptance rate: 36%

    Net price: $4,693

    Overall Niche grade: A

    Undergrad size: 422 students

    Graduation rate: 69%

    Median earnings six years after graduation: $36,600

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