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 5,614,242 students have enrolled in community colleges and, of that, 775,216 students enrolled online exclusively.
  • The average students to faculty ratio is 17.81 to 1.
  • The average financial aid amount received at community colleges is $4,240.
  • The average graduation rate is 34.08% and the average transfer-out rate is 16.77%.

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$9,12180,230 26.38%21.32%17 to 1
Arkansas22 $3,606$4,98343,664 35.27%13.55%15 to 1
Arizona21 $2,186$7,545178,838 20.70%25.37%19 to 1
California118 $1,552$8,4001,234,923 33.32%10.40%25 to 1
Colorado11 $4,584$9,86341,937 43.27%16.56%16 to 1
Connecticut14 $4,661$12,58748,022 24.08%17.42%16 to 1
Florida30 $3,916$4,54147,659 62.60%6.67%13 to 1
Federated States of Micronesia1 $4,750$4,7501,931 26.00%3.00%15 to 1
Georgia24 $3,299$5,803117,391 39.13%9.70%15 to 1
Guam1 $3,414$4,6142,082 21.00%0.00%15 to 1
Hawaii6 $3,220$8,35623,727 24.67%14.67%16 to 1
Iowa16 $5,566$6,76489,422 39.00%17.00%17 to 1
Idaho4 $4,496$7,28623,741 31.50%13.25%16 to 1
Illinois50 $9,295$11,780283,415 34.00%20.17%19 to 1
Indiana1 $4,637$8,92772,006 25.00%16.00%16 to 1
Kansas25 $4,891$5,67578,663 40.64%23.35%16 to 1
Kentucky17 $4,503$15,25577,674 35.94%10.56%19 to 1
Louisiana16 $4,153$5,75868,151 26.67%15.00%23 to 1
Massachusetts16 $5,586$10,53683,320 22.13%19.88%15 to 1
Maryland16 $7,046$9,461115,747 23.31%22.94%16 to 1
Maine7 $3,842$6,86116,612 32.14%14.71%15 to 1
Michigan24 $6,249$8,085143,874 20.87%23.39%16 to 1
Minnesota32 $5,713$6,193116,418 33.61%23.84%20 to 1
Missouri17 $6,188$7,67186,113 42.00%15.79%15 to 1
Mississippi16 $3,442$5,70872,025 37.47%17.29%20 to 1
Montana10 $3,889$6,9347,948 27.80%14.33%12 to 1
North Carolina58 $2,452$8,244218,668 33.21%19.06%13 to 1
North Dakota5 $4,905$5,4417,327 36.00%15.50%15 to 1
Nebraska9 $3,762$4,30740,229 32.11%16.00%12 to 1
New Hampshire7 $7,083$15,33311,785 33.71%20.29%8 to 1
New Jersey19 $7,053$8,261139,498 27.37%16.84%20 to 1
New Mexico19 $2,189$4,72864,385 22.16%11.39%19 to 1
New York37 $6,713$10,747286,475 29.84%18.03%19 to 1
Ohio30 $5,604$9,861162,712 35.50%16.38%16 to 1
Oklahoma22 $4,400$7,10465,741 43.86%13.36%18 to 1
Oregon17 $5,223$8,92988,568 22.12%18.18%16 to 1
Pennsylvania18 $10,129$13,672121,515 30.61%22.53%16 to 1
Puerto Rico5 $2,362$2,3622,041 63.60%3.00%13 to 1
Palau1 $3,610$3,850497 37.00%3.00%10 to 1
Rhode Island1 $4,806$12,88414,539 20.00%18.00%18 to 1
South Carolina20 $5,919$10,96780,839 19.55%27.20%16 to 1
South Dakota5 $6,895$6,8956,837 52.40%6.00%13 to 1
Tennessee40 $4,458$8,789101,308 58.46%9.73%19 to 1
Texas62 $4,177$6,857683,070 24.90%18.69%20 to 1
Utah3 $2,531$6,06133,302 44.67%7.00%16 to 1
Virginia24 $5,012$10,990164,062 33.79%11.13%20 to 1
Vermont1 $6,920$13,6405,378 15.00%23.00%13 to 1
Washington7 $4,582$8,20132,539 37.71%19.57%15 to 1
Wisconsin17 $4,631$6,44190,551 40.31%11.36%13 to 1
West Virginia12 $4,506$7,87616,821 47.08%10.75%14 to 1
Wyoming7 $4,143$9,91320,022 38.43%17.86%14 to 1