Cochise named 2nd best community college in the country


Cochise College 2017 Best Community College Badge By WalletubCochise College is the second-ranked community college in the nation, according to a new analysis conducted by WalletHub.

The analysis, which was called the best and worst individual community colleges in the U.S., compared more than 700 community colleges around the nation across 14 key indicators of cost and quality in order to determine where students receive the best education at the lowest price.

College indicators were devised by taking into consideration tuition financing, educational outcomes and career outcomes.

Drawing on the findings of the analysis, WalletHub also included a state-by-state ranking of community-college systems with Arizona ranking 13 out of 25.

“Community colleges offer a perfect solution — and a better alternative to forgoing higher education altogether,” WalletHub wrote in its blog post. “Individual community colleges, however, vary in performance and affordability.”

“We are honored to have received another national recognition of the amazing things happening at Cochise College,” said Dr. J.D. Rottweiler, president of Cochise College. “This ranking underscores the college’s efforts to balance costs while improving retention and completion. And, driving all of this is students’ return on their educational investment.”

Cochise College continues to be a nationally-recognized institution, including recent accolades for affordability by affordablecolleges.com and economic mobility by guidetoonlineschools.com.

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