For the second consecutive year, Colby Community College has the highest graduation rates among all Kansas community colleges. The data was reported in the annual Kansas Board of Regents Community College Data Book.

Graduation rates are measured by the percentage of first-time, full-time students who begin and complete an associate degree from the same institution within two or three years.

Colby ranked first in both categories. The college graduated 46.1 percent in the two-year period, which is 9.1 percent higher than the next closest institution. CCC’s 47 percent graduation rate in the three-year span also topped the list by 4.6 percent.

“The staff and faculty at CCC are committed to student success,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Brad Bennett. “Our continuation of the highest graduation rate in the state demonstrates this commitment and is a testament to the work ethic of our students.”

The full list of graduation rates is available on the Regents' website.