EDsmart.org, a nationally recognized publisher of college resources and rankings, has released the 2016-2017 edition of Best Community Colleges in New York.
121 community colleges in New York were evaluated and ranked based on four publicly available data points dealing with accreditation, affordability, academic quality, and student satisfaction, the highest possible ranking score being 100. Along with rankings, EDsmart includes pertinent information about each ranked community college.
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College leads this year’s EDsmart ranking with a perfect score of 100. Herkimer County Community College and Columbia-Greene Community College came in second and third, respectively.
In ranking order, here are the top 10 community colleges in New York for the 2016-2017 academic year:
- Stella and Charles Guttman Community Colleges
- Herkimer County Community College
- Columbia-Greene Community College
- Nassau Community College
- Ulster County Community College
- Niagara County Community College
- Mohawk Valley Community College
- Sullivan County Community College
- Clinton Community College
- Rockland Community College
According to Tyson Stevens, Managing Editor for EDsmart, “Community Colleges play a crucial role in preparing students for vocational and professional careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Two-year colleges provide an affordable option for students who cannot afford higher tuition costs of four-year institutions. New York community colleges stand as a great platform for launching students into four-year universities.”
EDsmart reviews publicly available data to produce independent ranking assessments of various educational programs, in addition to student guides and resources. The site is regularly updated by a committed team of writers and researchers, who produce college rankings and resources that will help prospective and current college students make informed decisions.