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 2023 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $10,109 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $14,052. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,115 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for Top Community Colleges Ranking.
The 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.
2022-2023 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$4,222$4,662
Out-of-State$10,930$10,109
Average Financial Aid$5,356$5,090
Population207,2905,808,452
Graduation Rate41.45%34.04%
Transfer-out Rate14.50%14.93%
Students to Faculty Ratio19.05 to 116.87 to 1

Top Community Colleges Comparison

The next table lists the top 20 Community Colleges for academic year 2022-2023. De Anza College ranked top in the Top Community Colleges Ranking and Diablo Valley College and Montgomery College follows it. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $10,930 for undergraduate programs. The average students to faculty ratio is 19.05 to 1 for top Community Colleges. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2022-2023 Top Community Colleges Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationGraduation RateOnline LearningStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 De Anza College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCupertino, CA
$11,507
($1,562)
$4,156 16,33567% offered 27 to 1
2 Diablo Valley College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPleasant Hill, CA
$8,328
($1,312)
$3,529 16,09747% offered 24 to 1
3 Montgomery College
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Public, 2-4 yearsRockville, MD
$14,061
($10,254)
$6,052 17,13728% offered 16 to 1
4 Foothill College
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Public, 4-yearsLos Altos Hills, CA
$11,510
($1,565)
$3,678 12,43457% offered 25 to 1
5 College of San Mateo
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Public, 2-4 yearsSan Mateo, CA
$9,552
($1,376)
$4,131 7,51247% offered 21 to 1
6 Frederick Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFrederick, MD
$9,844
($7,444)
$4,782 5,81133% offered 16 to 1
7 William Rainey Harper College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPalatine, IL
$11,754
($9,942)
$5,171 12,43444% offered 18 to 1
8 Saddleback College
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Public, 2-4 yearsMission Viejo, CA
$9,814
($1,334)
$3,875 16,66046% offered 24 to 1
9 Los Medanos College
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Public, 2-4 yearsPittsburg, CA
$8,328
($1,312)
$3,605 7,79138% offered 22 to 1
10 Ohlone College
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Public, 2-4 yearsFremont, CA
$7,178
($1,202)
$3,530 8,35855% offered 25 to 1
11 College of the Canyons
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Public, 2-4 yearsSanta Clarita, CA
$9,322
($1,162)
$3,919 18,07543% offered 26 to 1
12 Bismarck State College
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Public, 4-yearsBismarck, ND
$7,227
($5,143)
$4,467 3,77151% offered 14 to 1
13 Bellevue College
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Public, 4-yearsBellevue, WA
$9,838
($4,159)
$6,949 10,61730% offered 15 to 1
14 Orange Coast College
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Public, 2-4 yearsCosta Mesa, CA
$8,762
($1,202)
$5,069 16,61445% offered 27 to 1
15 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville
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Public, 2-4 yearsTitusville, PA
$22,210
($11,918)
$11,970 2314% not offered 2 to 1
16 Edmonds College
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Public, 4-yearsLynnwood, WA
$9,747
($4,309)
$6,434 5,75330% offered 12 to 1
17 Ranken Technical College
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Private, 4-yearsSaint Louis, MO
$16,960 $9,525 1,67152% offered 11 to 1
18 Rockland Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsSuffern, NY
$11,332
($6,120)
$5,576 5,47230% offered 19 to 1
19 Nassau Community College
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Public, 2-4 yearsGarden City, NY
$12,130
($6,330)
$8,655 11,99621% offered 17 to 1
20 Santa Fe College
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Public, 4-yearsGainesville, FL
$9,189
($2,563)
$2,040 12,72951% offered 20 to 1
Average$10,930
($4,222)
$5,356 207,29041.45%19 schools 19.05 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 2022-2023