Report: Hawai‘i’s Community Colleges Among Best in Nation
Hawai‘i has among the best community college systems in the nation, according to a new report released by the personal finance website WalletHub.
Hawai‘i ranked No. 15 among the fifty U.S. states based on the cost of in-state tuition, the ratio between students and faculty, and graduation rates.
The report was conducted to provide information on the best public education opportunities at the most affordable price. Compared with four-year universities, community colleges on average tend to offer tuition and fees at one third of the cost.
College tuition increases are outpacing inflation and the need for post-secondary training is projected to grow through 2020, according to the report. Some cities are offering programs that give residents free tuition at community colleges including New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
Rankings by state of 2018’s Best & Worst Community Colleges in the U.S. according to WalletHub: