Itasca Community College has been ranked near the top nationally in community college student success. Itasca's students successfully complete degrees and transfer to 4-year institutions at a higher rate than the national average.
The website Student Loan Hero explains the rankings as follows:
There’s no debating the fact that community college tuition is significantly lower than that of public and private four-year universities.
The question is whether some two-year institutions are better than others at preparing their students to pursue bachelor’s or advanced degrees elsewhere.
To determine which of our pool of 513 community and junior college across the country do it best, we focused on two key factors: graduation rates and transfer rates. Schools that topped our list were those which awarded more diplomas — or saw more transfers to a four-year university — within a student’s first three years of study.
Minnesota community colleges outperform:
A key finding of the comparison: "Students in Minnesota who want to save money by starting off in community college are in luck: 7 of the 50 best community colleges on our list are in this state."
Itasca Community College is now taking applications for Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020.
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