The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) was named among the top 15 community college systems in the U.S. in a report from WalletHub that was released earlier this week.
The WalletHub study evaluated 715 institutions nationwide, ranking each institution in three equally weighted categories: “cost and finance,” “education outcomes,” and “career outcomes.” Seventeen key metrics were used to determine categorical scores, including return on educational investment, student-faculty ratio, cost of tuition and fees, and transfer-out rate.
CCCS was ranked the 14th community college system overall, recognizing our colleges’ commitment to providing an affordable, high quality college education to all Coloradans.
Across the state, CCCS colleges boast an average class size of 16 students, ensuring that learning is personalized and students receive the attention and services they need. Our 137,000 students have access to affordable education at all of our 40 locations – the average cost of one year at a CCCS college is only $4,606, compared to $15,842 at a college or University in Colorado.
Additionally, the value of a community college degree speaks for itself: the average annual rate of return students receive for their investment in a CCCS college is 14.8%, and over 11,000 of our students transfer to four-year colleges every year.