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PCC ranked in top community colleges by WalletHub.com

24 August 2017
PCC ranked in top community colleges by WalletHub.com

Pratt Community College was recently ranked one of the top community college's for the second year in a row from the 2017 Best and Worst Community Colleges by Wallethub, a company dedicated to helping people efficiently attain top wallet fitness. In 2017 PCC ranked 16 in the nation. In 2016 PCC ranked 14.

Wallethub’s analyst studied 728 Community Colleges across the nation in order to find the best and worst Community Colleges.  The three main categories reviewed were cost/financing, education outcomes, and career outcomes.

Pratt Community College ranks 16 in the nation for the best return on investment and is the only Kansas community college in the top 20. Leech Lake Tribal College in Minnesota is ranked No 1. The next highest Kansas community college on the list is Colby Community College at No. 55. Other Kanas community colleges in the top 100 are: Dodge City Community College No. 72, Fort Scott Community College No. 87, Coffeyville Community College No. 93, Hutchinson Community College No. 95.

PCC continues to succeed at being an affordable institution with exceptional student success. In a study conducted between 2008 and 2014, PCC graduates earned a higher annual income than the average graduates from all Kansas public colleges and universities.

“We are excited to be recognized again,” said PCC President Dr. Michael Calvert. “It validates the great work we have done in our classrooms in support of our students and their success.”PCC will add this ranking to its already impressive two time appearance in Smart Assets’ 100 Best Community Colleges in the Country and the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program as one the nation's 120 top community colleges for the last three awards.

Find the full listing of the Wallethub’s ranking and metrics used visit on their website.