MSN Money Ranks NCC the 4th Best in the Nation for Cost and Quality

MSN Money or has recently ranked Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) as the 4th best community college in the nation by cost and quality. NCC scored a total score of 68.27 of 100 points.

On its’ website, MSN Money states, “In its latest annual analysis of U.S. community colleges, WalletHub gives each school an overall score, with a possible total of 100 points. The report ranks schools by the scores, which take into account measurements of the cost of an education and students’ educational and career outcomes.”

Here are the member institutions of the American Association of Community Colleges that WalletHub ranks highest.

  1. State Technical College of Missouri — Total score: 74.5 of 100 points
  2. Arkansas State University-Mountain Home — Total score: 69.78 of 100 points
  3. College of San Mateo — Total score: 69.17 of 100 points
  4. Northwest Iowa Community College — Total score: 68.27 of 100 points
  5. Northern Wyoming Community College District —Total score: 68.07 of 100 points

NCC extends sincere congratulations to all the colleges that were recognized, but especially State Technical College of Missouri whose president is NCC’s alumnus, Dr. Shawn Strong (Mechanical Construction Technology, ’93) — Your Success is Our Story! (Note: See accompanied story about Dr. Strong that was originally published in NCC’s Connections Magazine, Spring 2017).

For a complete listing of all the rankings go to – For a link to the above referenced story click here –

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