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Edsmart Releases the Rankings of the Top Community Colleges in California for 2015

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 12:21 PM CDT, Fri, May 01,2015

EDsmart has release it’s ranking of the current California’s top community colleges ranking, which is based on transfer and graduation rates.

Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 05/01/2015 -- EDsmart.org announces the top 15 community colleges in California for 2015 segmented into three school rankings for large, medium and small colleges. Each of these categories includes 5 of the best schools in the region that are the most popular choice for students and their parents.

Going to a community college as an initial step to earn post-secondary degree is a more cost-effective option compared to attending a four-year university, giving students a chance to take out fewer loans.

Most of the top community colleges offer and maintain strong relationships with major and popular universities to give students a chance to continue their education at the university chosen by them. This chance will greatly depend on their academic performance.

The rankings of the top community colleges in California were based on graduation and transfer rates. Please note that the cost of attendance varies for those that are in-state residents and out of state residents.

Here is the complete list of the most prestigious community colleges in California for 2015, as presented at EDsmart.org:

Large
1. DeAnza College with graduation and transfer rate of 72.2%
2. Orange Coast College with graduation and transfer rate of 54.2%
3. Santa Barbara City College with graduation and transfer rate of 53.8%
4. Diablo Valley College with graduation and transfer rate of 50.2%
5. Pasadena City College with graduation and transfer rate of 50.2%

Medium
1. Foothill College with graduation and transfer rate of 68.8%
2. Napa Valley College with graduation and transfer rate of 48.0%
3. Ohlone College with graduation and transfer rate of 52.1%
4. Irvine Valley College with graduation and transfer rate of 51.1%
5. Cuesta College with graduation and transfer rate of 50.7%

Small
1. Feather River Community College District with graduation and transfer rate of 53.6%
2. College of the Siskiyous with graduation and transfer rate of 50.8%
3. Lake Tahoe Community College with graduation and transfer rate of 48.0%
4. West Hills College-Coalinga with graduation and transfer rate of 40.5%
5. Palo Verde College with graduation and transfer rate of 31.2%

For all ranking metrics and all other pertinent information on the top 15 community colleges in California for 2015, please visit http://www.edsmart.org/top-community-colleges-california/

About The EDsmart.org Community College Ranking
The ranking allows students and parents to see which education establishments are performing well, to give them an informed choice of where to attend.

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Tel: 707-595-0736
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State: CA

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