Walltehub has released its list of the best and worst community colleges for 2017 and Ohio’s did not fare well.
None of Ohio’s 23 community colleges made Wallethub’s top 200 and all of the schools of southwest Ohio fell in the lower half of the rankings, according to the report. Wallethub ranked 728 community colleges.
Clark State Community College came in at 567, while Edison State Community College was ranked 622 and Sinclair Community College ranked 641. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College ranked 544 and Columbus State Community College came in at 669.
The rankings were decided based equally on three factors including a cost and financing category which considered tuition price and some states that offer free community college. The other two main factors were educational outcomes which included retention and graduation rates and career outcomes which considered loan default rates and salaries of grads, according to Wallethub.
Below is a list of how Ohio’s community colleges ranked.
207. Washington State Community College, Marietta
251. James A Rhodes State College, Lima
384. Belmont College, St. Clairsville
417. Southern State Community College, Hillsboro
420. Lorain County Community College, Elyria
424. Marion Technical College, Marion
443. Central Ohio Technical College, Newark
501. North Central State College, Mansfield
523. Zane State College College, Zanesville
524. Hocking College, Nelsonville
532. Lakeland Community College, Kirtland
544. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati
567. Clark State Community College, Springfield
610. Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland
622. Edison State Community College, Piqua
641. Sinclair Community College, Dayton
643. Northwest State Community College, Archbold
669. Columbus State Community College, Columbus
691. Stark State College, North Canton
712. Terra State Community College, Fremont
716. Owens Community College, Perrysburg
720. Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville