Mesalands named one of the best community colleges in the nation

August 25, 2016

In a recent article entitled the “2016’s Best and Worst Community Colleges,” Mesalands Community College was ranked the 12th best community college in the U.S., according to WalletHub analyzed 821 community colleges in the nation, to compare the following key dimensions: cost and financing, education outcomes, and career outcomes.

WalletHub then evaluated each dimension using 12 relevant metrics. Cost and financing included the following: cost of in-state tuition and fees, availability of grants, cost per student, school spending efficiency, and faculty salary. Education outcomes was comprised of the following: first-year retention rate, graduation rate, transfer-out rate, and student to faculty ratio. Lastly was career outcomes, that assessed the return on educational investment for graduates and the institution’s student loan default rate. Data for this article was obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Council for Community and Economic Research and College Measures.

“This recognition is a true representation of the continued dedication of our faculty and staff to student success,” said Dr. Thomas W. Newsom, President of Mesalands Community College.

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