Top Community Colleges Ranking

View the Top Community Colleges Ranking and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.

Community Colleges Statistics

A Community college, sometimes called junior college, technical college, or city college, are primarily two-year public institutions providing lower-level education, also known as continuing education. It grants certificates, diplomas, and/or associate degrees. Many students transfer in 4 year colleges after completing their studies in community colleges.
There are 1,102 Community Colleges - 940 public and 162 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $9,761 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $14,696. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 995 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Top Community Colleges Ranking.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all Community Colleges. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Community Colleges at Community Colleges Statistics page.
2019-2020 Community Colleges Statistics
Top 20 Community CollegesAll Community Colleges
Number of Schools20 schools
(19 public, 1 private)
1,102 schools
(940 public, 162 private)
Tuition & Fees
In-State$4,081$4,416
Out-of-State$10,293$9,761
Average Financial Aid$3,955$4,493
Population250,1916,567,717
Graduation Rate40.10%32.39%
Transfer-out Rate16.16%17.24%
Students to Faculty Ratio20.30 to 117.77 to 1

Top Community Colleges Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 Community Colleges for academic year 2019-2020. De Anza College ranked top in the Top Community Colleges Ranking and Diablo Valley College and Montgomery College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $10,293 for undergraduate programs. The average SAT score of the top Community Colleges is 910 and the acceptance rate is 72.00%. The average students to faculty ratio is 20.30 to 1 for top Community Colleges. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top Community Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationGraduation RateOnline LearningStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 De Anza College
Public, 2-4 yearsCupertino, CA
$9,526
($1,561)
$3,143 19,48265% offered 29 to 1
2 Diablo Valley College
Public, 2-4 yearsPleasant Hill, CA
$8,564
($1,312)
$3,012 20,27148% offered 26 to 1
3 Montgomery College
Public, 2-4 yearsRockville, MD
$14,034
($10,254)
$3,928 21,72022% offered 18 to 1
4 Foothill College
Public, 4 yearsLos Altos Hills, CA
$9,528
($1,563)
$2,510 14,73261% offered 26 to 1
5 College of San Mateo
Public, 2-4 yearsSan Mateo, CA
$9,094
($1,434)
$2,309 8,92442% offered 26 to 1
6 Frederick Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsFrederick, MD
$9,556
($7,228)
$4,068 6,00035% offered 16 to 1
7 William Rainey Harper College
Public, 2-4 yearsPalatine, IL
$11,754
($9,942)
$4,083 13,53034% offered 19 to 1
8 Saddleback College
Public, 2-4 yearsMission Viejo, CA
$9,590
($1,330)
$2,392 19,42142% offered 26 to 1
9 Los Medanos College
Public, 2-4 yearsPittsburg, CA
$8,564
($1,312)
$3,065 9,74733% offered 24 to 1
10 Ohlone College
Public, 2-4 yearsFremont, CA
$7,524
($1,164)
$2,875 8,83547% offered 24 to 1
11 College of the Canyons
Public, 2-4 yearsSanta Clarita, CA
$7,804
($1,156)
$2,724 20,85038% offered 26 to 1
12 Bismarck State College
Public, 4 yearsBismarck, ND
$5,820
($4,160)
$3,960 3,77852% offered 14 to 1
13 Bellevue College
Public, 4 yearsBellevue, WA
$9,246
($3,866)
$5,478 13,22627% offered 15 to 1
14 Orange Coast College
Public, 2-4 yearsCosta Mesa, CA
$7,836
($1,188)
$2,907 21,12239% offered 29 to 1
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
Public, 2-4 yearsTitusville, PA
$21,946
($12,006)
$8,014 22525% offered 7 to 1
16 Edmonds Community College
Public, 4 yearsLynnwood, WA
$9,399
($4,017)
$5,738 8,04128% offered 13 to 1
17 Ranken Technical College
Private, 4 yearsSaint Louis, MO
$14,889 $5,949 1,69853% offered 11 to 1
18 Rockland Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsSuffern, NY
$10,260
($5,348)
$4,639 6,85929% offered 21 to 1
19 Nassau Community College
Public, 2-4 yearsGarden City, NY
$11,730
($6,130)
$6,087 17,40623% offered 17 to 1
20 Santa Fe College
Public, 4 yearsGainesville, FL
$9,189
($2,563)
$2,211 14,32459% offered 19 to 1
Average$10,293
($4,081)
$3,955 250,19140.10%20 schools 20.30 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020