America's 10 best community colleges

Published On: Oct 08 2013 02:17:42 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Community colleges are becoming increasingly popular as traditional college costs rise. Check out the Top 10 as ranked by

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The rankings were based on six criteria: graduation rate, student retention rate, the student-faculty ratio, the school's in-state tuition and fees, the percentage of full-time first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid and the average amount of grant aid they received from federal, state and private sources combined. The data covers full-time freshman students who entered college in fall 2008.

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