Any 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. While we often focus on the best, today I want to look at the worst community colleges on the list. A student may be considering one of these schools and should know its ranking before making their final decision.
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.
This Community College Is Ranked The Best In New York State
Before we get to the worst, let's take a look at the best, according to WalletHub's study.
#1 CUNY Queensborough Community College - Score: 62.05
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
2. Jamestown Community College - Score 51.02
Only one community college in New York State has a score less than 50...
1. Tompkins Cortland Community College - Score 49.82
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