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Best and Worst States for Community Colleges


Community colleges were once disparaged as inferior to four-year institutions. But in recent years, two-year colleges have stepped up their game, sometimes even outperforming traditional universities. The personal finance website WalletHub has published a list of 2016’s states with the best and worst community college systems.

Of states in the HPPR listening area Nebraska performed the best, landing at number 12 on the list. Kansas appears at number 21 on the list, and Colorado at number 29, followed closely by Oklahoma. Texas landed at number 36 in the rankings. South Dakota was found to have the best community colleges in the nation, followed by Alaska and North Dakota at numbers two and three, respectively.

For their state-by-state analysis, WalletHub calculated a weighted average of scores obtained by community colleges in each state and the number of students enrolled in each school.

Source: WalletHub