Any Western New York soon-to-be seniors who are heading back to school will most likely use this year to decide what they are going to do after graduation. For some, it will be a four-year university. For others, they may choose to attend a community college. Community colleges offer students many benefits - often the tuition is cheaper, they may give a student a better scholarship, they may allow a student to stay closer to home, etc. But, not all community colleges are created equal.
WalletHub has released its 2023 list of The Best & Worst Community Colleges. One WNY community college landed at the bottom of the list, making it one of the worst in the state of New York.
To determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price, WalletHub compared more than 650 community colleges across 19 key indicators of cost and quality. Our data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate.
Before we get to the WNY community college that landed in the top 5 worst community colleges in New York State, let's take a look at the other four:
Top 5 Community Colleges Ranked The Worst In New York State
(5=least worst, 1=the worst)
5. Herkimer County Community College - Score 51.88
4. SUNY Westchester Community College - Score 51.53
3. Mohawk Valley Community College - Score 51.49
1. Tompkins Cortland Community College - Score 49.82
The WNY Community College In The Top 5 Worst Is...
2. Jamestown Community College - Score 51.02
Any WNY seniors who are still deciding and having a difficult time choosing a college might want to consider one of these.