MANCHESTER, Conn. (January 3, 2018) – Bestcolleges.com named Manchester Community College number 1 among the state’s community colleges, based on criteria such as a low student/professor ratio of 1:17, affordable tuition and fees, and program accreditation.
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The site recognized MCC for the college’s emphasis on small class sizes, individualized attention, community and diversity for an enhanced student experience. In addition, MCC’s commitment to relevance through continually updated degree and certification programs, as well as a high rate of completion, were cited. Bestcolleges.com noted that MCC is “technology-rich, with over 100 intelligent classrooms.” MCC was also recognized for encouraging extracurricular activity, with more than 35 student clubs, mentoring programs and opportunities to join volunteer organizations, the site reported.
To arrive at its rankings, bestcolleges.com employs a methodology that is grounded in statistical data and guiding principles that include academic quality, affordability and online competency. Rankings reflect the most recent data available from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Navigator, both of which are hosted by the National Center for Education Statistics. The goal is to objectively assess relative quality based on academic outcomes, affordability, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.
Schools featured in the site’s rankings demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education for their students. Quality is measured and weighted through various data points that are specific to each ranking topic.
Eligible institutions are ranked on a 100 point scale. A perfect score of 100 is earned by ranking #1 for all ranking factors. MCC received an overall ranking of 86.67 percent. For more information, visit www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-colleges-in-connecticut/#best-community-colleges-in-connecticut.