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Connecticut middle of the road when it comes to community colleges

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Connecticut is middle of the road when it comes to its community college system.

The state finished 24 out of the 44 states that have a system, according to the personal finance website WalletHub.com.

However, there are a number of noteworthy community colleges within the state.

WalletHub compared 670 community colleges in the country and ranked them according to 17 key metrics. The metrics ranged from cost of in-state tuition and fees to student-faculty ratio.

The highest Connecticut institution on the list was Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. It ranked 115 on the list, with scores of 290 in cost and financing, 200 in classroom experience, 27 in education outcomes and 441 in career outcomes.

Here’s how the rest of the state’s best ranked:

  • 209. Naugatuck Valley Community College.
  • 224. Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • 233. Northwestern Connecticut Community College
  • 292. Middlesex Community College was the last school

A number of Connecticut schools ranked toward the middle and bottom of the list:

  • 391: Hartford’s Capital Community College
  • 425. Manchester Community College
  • 471. Tunxis Community College
  • 495. Gateway Community College
  • 507. Norwalk Community College
  • 509. Housatonic Community College
  • 537. Three Rivers Community College

The best school in the country, according to WalletHub was North Florida Community College. The worst was Terra State Community College in Ohio.

To see the complete rankings on WalletHub’s website, click here.

WalletHub reported that community college graduates have been out-earning bachelor’s degree holders, which means that community colleges across the country have been garnering a greater respect.

In fact, the website said community colleges in 22 states have expanded to include four-year bachelor’s degree programs.

Mississippi has the best community college system, while Louisiana has the worst, according to Wallethub.

For more on how Connecticut’s community college system ranked compared to the rest of the country, click here.

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