A personal finance website ranked the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Community Colleges as the ninth best community college system for 2016.
WalletHub.com analyzed more than 821 institutions across the country for their study on community college system. The website looked at student enrollment, tuition costs and programs offered such as workforce development.
CSCU President Mark Ojakian "congratulated" those involved in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Community Colleges for the "great acknowledgement."
"Their hard work and dedication are what enables us to continue educating Connecticut residents. From nursing, to advanced manufacturing and all other curricula we offer, our schools are preparing students for success in the modern competitive workplace," Ojakian said in a statement on Tuesday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the state's community colleges "major assets to our state."
"They're going to continue to be assets as they provide the training and workforce skills to prepare students for the jobs of the future. We are proud of our community colleges and proud of the faculty and administrators that do such extraordinary work. This is another demonstration why Connecticut is one of the best places to live, work, and raise a family," Malloy said in a statement on Tuesday.
Board of Regents Chairman Matt Fleury called Connecticut's community colleges "extraordinary asset for our citizens, our businesses and our state."
"Everyone who contributes to the work of these valuable institutions should take pride in their achievements this and every day, including the students and alumni who earn and define our success," Fleury said in a statement on Tuesday.
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