Guttman Community College has been ranked the Best Community College in New York State by BestColleges.com. With ranking based on academic quality and affordability, Guttman led other institutions with a high score of 94.4 out of 100. The runners up, Nassau Community College and Columbia-Greene Community College obtained scores of 78.25 and 69.56, respectively.
The methodology behind the ranking by BestColleges.com is grounded in most recent statistical data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics. The ranking factors break down as follows:
Academic quality – 60% of total score
- Full-Time Retention Rate – 20%
- Part-Time Retention Rate – 20%
- Graduation + Transfer Rate – 60%
Affordability – 40% of total score
- In-state Tuition – 50%
- Percent of Students Taking Loans – 50%
With a high graduation rate and unique program, Guttman has consistently ranked high among community colleges. In 2017, WalletHub ranked Guttman as the no.4 community college in the nation, and in 2016, the college was voted the best community college in New York State by EdSmart.com.