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2022 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools

2,223 Colleges
$26,786 Avg Salary
$16,538 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Liberal Arts General Studies School for You

In 2019-2020, 559,661 degrees and certificates were awarded to liberal arts general studies students, making the major the most popular in the country.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. You can choose a traditional brick and mortar school, or with the growth of online education, you can attend a school half-way across the country without even leaving your house. Also there are many trade schools that offer short-term programs that open up more career options.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. Our analysis looked at 2,223 schools in the United States to see which programs were the most popular for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Liberal Arts General Studies program at each school on the list.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges.

#1

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL

Our 2022 rankings named Miami Dade College the most popular school in the United States for liberal arts general studies students. MDC is a very large public school located in the city of Miami.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from MDC carry an average student debt load of $9,500. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $99.

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#2

Valencia College

Orlando, FL

Out of the 2,223 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Valencia College landed the # 2 spot on the list. Valencia College is a very large public school located in the city of Orlando.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Valencia College carry an average student debt load of $8,087. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $84.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Valencia College Report

#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, IN

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Ivy Tech Community College. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Located in the city of Indianapolis, Ivy Tech Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, liberal arts majors at Ivy Tech Community College accumulate an average of around $11,000 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $114, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, TX

Out of the 2,223 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Lone Star College System landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of The Woodlands, North Harris Montgomery is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Lone Star College System Report

#5

El Centro College

Dallas, TX

A rank of #5 on this year’s list means El Centro College is a great place for liberal arts general studies students. El Centro College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Dallas.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at El Centro College Report

Central New Mexico Community College came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the city of Albuquerque, CNM is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from CNM take out $9,288 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $96, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Central New Mexico Community College Report

#7

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica, CA

With a ranking of #7, Santa Monica College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. SMC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Monica.

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#8

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of Fort Lauderdale, BC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from BC carry an average student debt load of $5,712. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $59.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Broward College Report

With a ranking of #9, Utah Valley University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. UVU is a very large public school located in the city of Orem.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Utah Valley University Report

With a ranking of #10, Tarrant County College District did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County College is a public school with a very large student population.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Tarrant County College District Report

#11

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL

With a ranking of #11, Palm Beach State College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the suburb of Lake Worth, Palm Beach State College is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, liberal arts graduates from Palm Beach State College take out $5,750 in student loans while working on their degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $60.

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#12

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA

Golden West College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Huntington Beach, Golden West College is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their degree, liberal arts graduates from Golden West College carry an average student debt load of $5,250. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $54, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Golden West College Report

#13

Bakersfield College

Bakersfield, CA

Bakersfield College came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Bakersfield, Bakersfield College is a public college with a very large student population.

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Northern Virginia Community College landed the #14 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular liberal arts general studies programs. Located in the large suburb of Annandale, Northern Virginia Community College is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#15

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA

With a ranking of #15, Irvine Valley College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. Irvine Valley College is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Irvine.

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#16

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

Saddleback College ranked #16 on this year’s Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools list. Saddleback College is a large public school located in the suburb of Mission Viejo.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Saddleback College take out is $6,500. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $67.

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Hillsborough Community College landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular liberal arts general studies programs. HCC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Tampa.

Liberal Arts majors at HCC take out an average of $10,000 in student loans while working on their egree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $104.

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#18

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. SPC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Clearwater.

Liberal Arts majors at SPC take out an average of $13,437 in student loans while working on their egree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $139.

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#19

Los Angeles Pierce College

Woodland Hills, CA

Los Angeles Pierce College landed the #19 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular liberal arts general studies programs. Pierce College is a large public school located in the large city of Woodland Hills.

The average amount in student loans that liberal arts majors at Pierce College take out is $12,125. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $126, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

Full Liberal Arts General Studies at Los Angeles Pierce College Report

#20

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA

With a ranking of #20, Santa Rosa Junior College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. SRJC is a large public school located in the city of Santa Rosa.

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With a ranking of #21, Houston Community College did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. Located in the large city of Houston, Houston Community College is a public college with a very large student population.

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Collin County Community College District came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Located in the medium-sized suburb of McKinney, Collin County Community College District is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#23

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena City College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools ranking. Pasadena City College is a very large public school located in the city of Pasadena.

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#24

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX

Northwest Vista College landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the most popular liberal arts general studies programs. Northwest Vista College is a large public school located in the large city of San Antonio.

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#25

Moorpark College

Moorpark, CA

Moorpark College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular schools for liberal arts general studies students. It came in at #25 on the list. Moorpark College is a large public school located in the suburb of Moorpark.

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#26

Henry Ford College

Dearborn, MI
#27

Tallahassee Community College

Tallahassee, FL
#28

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
#29

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
#30

Pima Community College

Tucson, AZ
#30

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, CA
#32

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
#36

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA
#37

College of Lake County

Grayslake, IL
#38

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
#39

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, FL
#40

San Antonio College

San Antonio, TX
#42

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
#46

Ventura College

Ventura, CA
#47

MiraCosta College

Oceanside, CA
#48

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
#50

Riverside City College

Riverside, CA

Remaining Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the schools awarded a Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 2223 different United States liberal arts general studies schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Grossmont College El Cajon, CA
52 Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
53 Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland, OH
54 College of the Canyons Santa Clarita, CA
55 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY
56 William Rainey Harper College Palatine, IL
57 Los Angeles Harbor College Wilmington, CA
58 Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
59 Excelsior College Albany, NY
60 East Los Angeles College Monterey Park, CA
61 Rowan College at Burlington County Mount Laurel, NJ
62 South Texas College McAllen, TX
63 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
64 Cypress College Cypress, CA
65 Los Angeles Valley College Valley Glen, CA
66 Palomar College San Marcos, CA
67 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
68 City Colleges of Chicago - Harold Washington College Chicago, IL
69 Blinn College Brenham, TX
70 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor, MI
71 Wake Technical Community College Raleigh, NC
72 American Public University System Charles Town, WV
73 El Paso Community College El Paso, TX
74 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
75 Hartnell College Salinas, CA
76 Baton Rouge Community College Baton Rouge, LA
76 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
78 Elgin Community College Elgin, IL
79 El Camino College Torrance, CA
80 City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College Chicago, IL
81 Saint Louis Community College Saint Louis, MO
82 Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
83 Nassau Community College Garden City, NY
83 Central Piedmont Community College Charlotte, NC
85 Bellevue College Bellevue, WA
86 Weber State University Ogden, UT
87 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
88 Long Beach City College Long Beach, CA
89 Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA
90 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood, WA
91 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
91 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
93 Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills, MI
94 Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA
95 Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
95 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
97 Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
98 West Los Angeles College Culver City, CA
99 Citrus College Glendora, CA
100 Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ
101 Johnson County Community College Overland Park, KS
102 Palo Alto College San Antonio, TX
103 Los Angeles City College Los Angeles, CA
104 Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL
105 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota Bradenton, FL
106 John C Calhoun State Community College Tanner, AL
107 Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
108 Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ
109 Chemeketa Community College Salem, OR
110 Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
111 Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO
112 Dixie State University Saint George, UT
113 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
114 Ocean County College Toms River, NJ
115 Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
116 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
117 Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ
118 College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID
119 Imperial Valley College Imperial, CA
120 Los Medanos College Pittsburg, CA
121 Tri-County Technical College Pendleton, SC
122 Lane Community College Eugene, OR
123 Utah State University Logan, UT
124 Cape Fear Community College Wilmington, NC
125 Los Angeles Mission College Sylmar, CA
126 Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, TN
127 Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley, CA
128 Green River College Auburn, WA
129 Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA
130 Columbia College Columbia, MO
131 Rio Hondo College Whittier, CA
132 Hinds Community College Raymond, MS
133 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
134 Kent State University at Stark Canton, OH
135 College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
136 Moraine Valley Community College Palos Hills, IL
137 Merced College Merced, CA
138 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
139 Clark College Vancouver, WA
140 Illinois Central College East Peoria, IL
141 Lorain County Community College Elyria, OH
142 Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI
142 Clovis Community College Fresno, CA
144 College of Southern Maryland La Plata, MD
145 Motlow State Community College Tullahoma, TN
146 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
147 Delta College University Center, MI
148 Everett Community College Everett, WA
149 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
150 Mt. San Jacinto College San Jacinto, CA
151 College of Central Florida Ocala, FL
151 Norco College Norco, CA
153 Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
154 Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles, CA
155 Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR
156 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
157 San Joaquin Delta College Stockton, CA
158 Columbia Basin College Pasco, WA
159 Macomb Community College Warren, MI
160 Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN
161 McLennan Community College Waco, TX
161 University of North Georgia Dahlonega, GA
163 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
164 Oxnard College Oxnard, CA
165 Northwest Florida State College Niceville, FL
166 American River College Sacramento, CA
167 Howard Community College Columbia, MD
168 John Tyler Community College Chester, VA
169 Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS
170 Chabot College Hayward, CA
170 Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
172 NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR
172 Central Texas College Killeen, TX
174 Victor Valley College Victorville, CA
175 Antelope Valley College Lancaster, CA
176 Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
177 Lake-Sumter State College Leesburg, FL
178 North Idaho College Coeur d’Alene, ID
179 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston, MS
179 Lord Fairfax Community College Middletown, VA
181 Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC
182 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
183 McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
184 Joliet Junior College Joliet, IL
185 Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO
186 South Puget Sound Community College Olympia, WA
187 Georgia Highlands College Rome, GA
188 Laredo College Laredo, TX
189 Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA
190 Kirkwood Community College Cedar Rapids, IA
191 Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA
192 North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX
193 Yavapai College Prescott, AZ
194 Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, OR
195 Reedley College Reedley, CA
196 Lewis and Clark Community College Godfrey, IL
197 Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
198 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY
199 Contra Costa College San Pablo, CA
200 Normandale Community College Bloomington, MN
201 Tyler Junior College Tyler, TX
202 New York University New York, NY
203 Georgia Military College Milledgeville, GA
204 Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN
205 Lake Land College Mattoon, IL
206 Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ
206 Heartland Community College Normal, IL
208 Coastal Pines Technical College Waycross, GA
209 Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN
210 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
211 Olympic College Bremerton, WA
212 Saint Johns River State College Palatka, FL
213 South Louisiana Community College Lafayette, LA
213 Arkansas State University - Beebe Beebe, AR
215 Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
216 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids, MN
217 Bossier Parish Community College Bossier City, LA
217 University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR
219 Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville, VA
220 Lansing Community College Lansing, MI
220 Fullerton College Fullerton, CA
220 Walters State Community College Morristown, TN
223 Prince George’s Community College Largo, MD
223 Las Positas College Livermore, CA
225 The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA
226 Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ
227 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
228 Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN
229 Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ
230 Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City, OK
231 Highline College Des Moines, WA
231 University of North Texas Denton, TX
233 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
234 College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
235 Paris Junior College Paris, TX
236 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
236 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
238 Roane State Community College Harriman, TN
238 Butler Community College El Dorado, KS
240 Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde, TX
241 Jones County Junior College Ellisville, MS
242 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ
243 Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
244 SUNY Westchester Community College Valhalla, NY
245 Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo, MI
245 Central Virginia Community College Lynchburg, VA
247 City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College Chicago, IL
248 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN
248 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
250 Coastline Community College Fountain Valley, CA
251 Ohio State University - Newark Campus Newark, OH
252 Folsom Lake College Folsom, CA
252 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
254 Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
255 Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA
256 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury, NC
257 University of South Florida - Main Campus Tampa, FL
258 St Clair County Community College Port Huron, MI
258 Shasta College Redding, CA
260 West Hills College-Lemoore Lemoore, CA
261 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL
262 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
263 Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA
264 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
265 Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove, IL
266 Guilford Technical Community College Jamestown, NC
267 Northeast Lakeview College Universal City, TX
268 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
269 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
269 Lincoln Land Community College Springfield, IL
269 Metropolitan Community College Omaha, NE
272 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
273 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
274 New Mexico State University - Dona Ana Las Cruces, NM
275 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
276 Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
276 Chattanooga State Community College Chattanooga, TN
278 Pearl River Community College Poplarville, MS
278 Diablo Valley College Pleasant Hill, CA
280 Berkeley City College Berkeley, CA
281 City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College Chicago, IL
282 Leeward Community College Pearl City, HI
283 St Charles Community College Cottleville, MO
284 Craven Community College New Bern, NC
285 Moberly Area Community College Moberly, MO
285 Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
287 Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN
288 Kilgore College Kilgore, TX
289 Rappahannock Community College Glenns, VA
290 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
291 Wenatchee Valley College Wenatchee, WA
292 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA
293 Lakeland Community College Kirtland, OH
294 Oxford College of Emory University Oxford, GA
295 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
296 Mott Community College Flint, MI
297 Eastern Iowa Community College District Davenport, IA
298 Monroe Community College Rochester, NY
298 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
300 Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA
301 Union County College Cranford, NJ
302 Snow College Ephraim, UT
302 Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA
304 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
305 Blue Ridge Community College Weyers Cave, VA
306 Erie Community College Buffalo, NY
307 Weatherford College Weatherford, TX
308 Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
309 Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, VA
310 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
311 California State University - Fresno Fresno, CA
311 Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
313 Seattle Central College Seattle, WA
314 Community College of Denver Denver, CO
315 Gulf Coast State College Panama City, FL
316 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
316 Northeast Mississippi Community College Booneville, MS
318 Pitt Community College Winterville, NC
319 Southwestern Illinois College Belleville, IL
320 Parkland College Champaign, IL
321 Solano Community College Fairfield, CA
322 Gavilan College Gilroy, CA
323 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Elizabethtown, KY
324 Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR
325 Mission College Santa Clara, CA
326 Triton College River Grove, IL
326 Bristol Community College Fall River, MA
328 River Parishes Community College Gonzales, LA
329 Florida International University Miami, FL
329 Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
331 Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ
332 Wallace Community College, Dothan Dothan, AL
333 University of Arkansas Community College - Morrilton Morrilton, AR
333 City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College Chicago, IL

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional popular schools for Liberal Arts General Studies students that almost earned our Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Schools award.

Rank College Location
335 Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL
336 Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ
337 Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA
338 Three Rivers College Poplar Bluff, MO
339 Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO
340 Rio Salado College Tempe, AZ
341 Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC
342 South Plains College Levelland, TX
342 Aims Community College Greeley, CO
344 Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
345 Skagit Valley College Mount Vernon, WA
346 Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY
347 Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Hudson, NC
348 York Technical College Rock Hill, SC
348 Jefferson College Hillsboro, MO
348 Coastal Carolina Community College Jacksonville, NC
351 State Fair Community College Sedalia, MO
352 Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA
352 Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL
354 Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
355 Coconino Community College Flagstaff, AZ
356 Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Bowling Green, KY
357 Gaston College Dallas, NC
357 Catawba Valley Community College Hickory, NC
359 Schoolcraft College Livonia, MI
360 Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO
361 Central Oregon Community College Bend, OR
361 Southern Union State Community College Wadley, AL
363 Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND
363 North Iowa Area Community College Mason City, IA
365 Cisco College Cisco, TX
366 Century College White Bear Lake, MN
367 Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO
367 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA
369 Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville, AL
369 Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
371 South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ
372 Rend Lake College Ina, IL
373 Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Portales, NM
373 Southwestern Oregon Community College Coos Bay, OR
375 Monterey Peninsula College Monterey, CA
376 Eastern Gateway Community College Steubenville, OH
377 College of Alameda Alameda, CA
377 Truckee Meadows Community College Reno, NV
379 Western Nevada College Carson City, NV
380 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
381 George Mason University Fairfax, VA
381 Panola College Carthage, TX
383 Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
384 Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
384 Dutchess Community College Poughkeepsie, NY
386 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
387 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
387 Arizona State University - Skysong Scottsdale, AZ
389 Kishwaukee College Malta, IL
389 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Asheville, NC
391 San Jose City College San Jose, CA
391 Jackson State Community College Jackson, TN
393 Odessa College Odessa, TX
394 Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC
395 Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY
395 Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ
397 Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ
397 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
397 Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO
400 Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
400 Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC
402 Rowan College of South Jersey Gloucester Campus Sewell, NJ
402 Orange County Community College Middletown, NY
402 San Diego City College San Diego, CA
405 Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles, CA
405 South Suburban College South Holland, IL
407 Alvin Community College Alvin, TX
407 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
409 Vernon College Vernon, TX
410 Cerro Coso Community College Ridgecrest, CA
411 Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA
412 Cascadia College Bothell, WA
413 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR
413 Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
415 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
416 University of Arkansas at Monticello Monticello, AR
416 Cuyamaca College El Cajon, CA
416 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
419 Johnston Community College Smithfield, NC
419 Adams State University Alamosa, CO
421 Dyersburg State Community College Dyersburg, TN
422 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches, LA
423 Hudson Valley Community College Troy, NY
423 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
425 Carl Sandburg College Galesburg, IL
425 Big Bend Community College Moses Lake, WA
427 Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights, MN
428 Rogue Community College Grants Pass, OR
428 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
428 Napa Valley College Napa, CA
431 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
432 Angelina College Lufkin, TX
432 Harford Community College Bel Air, MD
432 Jefferson State Community College Birmingham, AL
435 East Central Community College Decatur, MS
435 Cowley County Community College Arkansas City, KS
437 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
437 New River Community College Dublin, VA
439 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
439 Frederick Community College Frederick, MD
441 Snead State Community College Boaz, AL
441 Wayland Baptist University Plainview, TX
441 California State University - San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
444 Mitchell Community College Statesville, NC
444 Isothermal Community College Spindale, NC
444 St Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud, MN

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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