2020 Community Colleges Overview

For academic year 2019-2020, 985 community colleges are active. Here, a community college is a public, two years (2 but less than 4 years) institution, rather than private two year school, mostly called junior colleges.
  • The 2020 average tuition & fees of community colleges is $4,628 for state residents and $8,325 for out-of-state students.
  • Total 5,168,965 students have enrolled in community colleges and, of that, 2,475,757 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio is 17.11 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges is $4,459.
  • The average graduation rate is 34.62% and the average transfer-out rate is 16.27%.

Community Colleges Statistics by State

StateNumber of Community CollegesIn-State Tuition & FeesOut-of-State Tuition & Fees Number of StudentsGraduation RateTransfer-out RateStudents to Faculty Ratio
Alabama24 $5,146$9,12170,851 27.00%23.71%15 to 1
Arkansas22 $3,606$4,98339,735 33.64%11.10%14 to 1
Arizona21 $2,186$7,545153,082 19.90%23.84%17 to 1
California118 $1,552$8,4001,120,058 34.59%9.84%24 to 1
Colorado11 $4,584$9,86340,644 45.73%17.33%16 to 1
Connecticut14 $4,661$12,58738,909 28.79%17.50%15 to 1
Florida30 $3,916$4,54140,110 60.97%2.17%13 to 1
Federated States of Micronesia1 $4,750$4,7501,861 23.00%5.00%14 to 1
Georgia24 $3,299$5,803112,003 39.74%10.70%15 to 1
Guam1 $3,414$4,6141,716 18.00%0.00%15 to 1
Hawaii6 $3,220$8,35622,300 24.50%15.17%15 to 1
Iowa16 $5,566$6,76483,712 38.69%15.94%17 to 1
Idaho4 $4,496$7,28624,061 33.25%14.00%16 to 1
Illinois50 $9,295$11,780233,777 35.79%19.10%17 to 1
Indiana1 $4,637$8,92763,809 28.00%13.00%16 to 1
Kansas25 $4,891$5,67567,350 41.88%22.04%15 to 1
Kentucky17 $4,503$15,25570,211 36.75%10.63%17 to 1
Louisiana16 $4,153$5,75862,383 28.67%15.67%22 to 1
Massachusetts16 $5,586$10,53670,804 22.56%18.00%15 to 1
Maryland16 $7,046$9,461108,177 26.25%22.31%15 to 1
Maine7 $3,842$6,86115,947 33.00%14.14%14 to 1
Michigan24 $6,249$8,085122,139 21.30%24.74%15 to 1
Minnesota32 $5,713$6,193108,386 32.59%21.31%20 to 1
Missouri17 $6,188$7,67175,760 43.71%15.14%15 to 1
Mississippi16 $3,442$5,70867,184 39.00%14.93%20 to 1
Montana10 $3,889$6,9346,945 27.90%15.56%12 to 1
North Carolina58 $2,452$8,244211,539 35.19%17.69%13 to 1
North Dakota5 $4,905$5,4416,801 33.80%19.33%13 to 1
Nebraska9 $3,762$4,30737,956 32.33%14.75%12 to 1
New Hampshire7 $7,083$15,33310,165 35.86%18.00%9 to 1
New Jersey19 $7,053$8,261122,004 28.32%16.00%20 to 1
New Mexico19 $2,189$4,72853,825 25.21%11.15%18 to 1
New York37 $6,713$10,747248,714 30.57%16.08%18 to 1
Ohio30 $5,604$9,861176,775 34.40%17.28%16 to 1
Oklahoma22 $4,400$7,10463,534 46.45%12.20%17 to 1
Oregon17 $5,223$8,92974,750 22.29%18.06%15 to 1
Pennsylvania18 $10,129$13,672105,846 30.22%22.00%16 to 1
Puerto Rico5 $2,362$2,3621,478 44.40%0.00%11 to 1
Palau1 $3,610$3,850553 26.00%3.00%10 to 1
Rhode Island1 $4,806$12,88413,684 30.00%11.00%20 to 1
South Carolina20 $5,919$10,96776,207 22.20%25.05%16 to 1
South Dakota5 $6,895$6,8957,158 48.20%14.60%13 to 1
Tennessee40 $4,458$8,78992,889 55.41%8.62%18 to 1
Texas62 $4,177$6,857706,849 25.52%18.77%20 to 1
Utah3 $2,531$6,06132,557 54.67%6.00%16 to 1
Virginia24 $5,012$10,990152,982 34.67%10.54%21 to 1
Vermont1 $6,920$13,6405,102 24.00%26.00%15 to 1
Washington7 $4,582$8,20129,666 35.43%19.00%14 to 1
Wisconsin17 $4,631$6,44184,482 41.81%11.62%13 to 1
West Virginia12 $4,506$7,87613,006 44.33%11.88%13 to 1
Wyoming7 $4,143$9,91318,529 37.14%17.86%14 to 1