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Hawaii Community Colleges: How Does Your School Rank?
By News Release @ 12:27 PM :: 4014 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

2018’s States with the Best & Worst Community-College Systems

From WalletHub, August 20, 2018

University education is out of reach for many Americans, especially those from low-income households. But thanks to community colleges, higher education is more accessible than ever. Compared with public four-year institutions, where tuition and fees cost almost three times as much on average, community colleges offer many savings for students.

Some states make community college even more accessible than usual. Multiple states and numerous cities across the U.S. have started “College Promise” programs that give residents free rides to community college. New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee are some of the states that have joined so far. Such initiatives are proving to be more critical than ever, with college tuition increases outpacing inflation and the need for post-secondary training in most jobs protected to grow through 2020.

Community colleges will be able to help meet that demand. But despite the fact that community colleges offer significant cost advantages, not every state offers schools of the same quality. Drawing on the findings of WalletHub of the best and worst individual community colleges in the U.S., here is a state-by-state ranking of community-college systems ….

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Wallet Hub: 2018’s Best & Worst Community Colleges

Hawaii Ranks 15th Overall

Overall Rank (1 = Best) Community College Total Score 'Cost & Financing' Rank 'Education Outcomes' Rank 'Career Outcomes' Rank
139 Kauai Community College 52.48 213 108 187
202 Honolulu Community College 50.55 209 150 341
220 Kapiolani Community College 49.92 378 233 104
452 Hawaii Community College 43.8 248 178 636
459 Leeward Community College 43.7 434 337 409
471 Windward Community College 43.54 243 428 522

 

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