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Lake Area Technical College Ranks in Top 10 on WalletHub’s List of Best Community Colleges

Posted on: August 22, 2016   |   Category: News


August 22, 2016         WATERTOWN, SD   The personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst Community Colleges then drew upon its results to identify the States with the Best & Worst Community College Systems.

To help students weigh their community-college prospects, WalletHub’s analysts compared 821 schools across 12 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio to graduation rate.

Top 20 Community Colleges
1 Helene Fuld College of Nursing (NY) 11 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (WI)
2 Ilisagvik College (AK) 12 Mesalands Community College (NM)
3 Pamlico Community College (NC) 13 Moorpark College (CA)
4 Cochise County Community College District (AZ) 14 Pratt Community College (KS)
5 State Technical College of Missouri (MO) 15 Coastline Community College (CA)
6 Fashion College of Technology (NY) 16 Northern Oklahoma College (OK)
7 Rend Lake College (IL) 17 Whatcom Community College (WA)
8 Lake Area Technical College (SD) 18 Barstow Community College (CA)
9 Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NE) 19 Manhattan Area Technical College (KS)
10 North Central Missouri College (MO) 20 Turtle Mountain Community College (ND)


States with the Best Community College Systems
1 South Dakota 11 Georgia
2 Alaska 12 New Mexico
3 North Dakota 13 Nebraska
4 Florida 14 California
5 Montana 15 Iowa
6 Wyoming 16 Arizona
7 Washington 17 Arkansas
8 Wisconsin 18 Mississippi
9 Connecticut 19 New York
10 New Hampshire 20 Maine

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