Colby Community College ranks No. 1 among community colleges and second overall in the Best Online Community Colleges in Kansas for 2018 study by  

ColbyConnect gets high marks in study

Mon Aug 20, 2018 at 09:19 AM

Colby Community College ranks No. 1 among community colleges and second overall in the Best Online Community Colleges in Kansas for 2018 study by website thebestcolleges.org.

In the analysis of all 25 technical and community colleges, thebestcolleges.org reviewed common predictors of future success and a school’s commitment to online programs. The metrics include admissions rate, student loan default rate, retention rate, graduation rate, and the percent of students enrolled in online classes. All data points were taken from information provided by colleges to the National Center for Education Statistics.

In recent years CCC made substantial progress in developing ColbyConnect, the college’s online platform. A combination of 24-hour tutoring and tech support, a systematic quality check on courses, and an aggressive marketing campaign have doubled enrollment since 2016. The new advising center on campus also serves distance learning students and is expected to help with an already high retention rate and improve on the college’s state-leading graduation rate.

“This recognition demonstrates the commitment to grow ColbyConnect,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Brad Bennett. “CCC continues to invest in academic support to assure students are successful in both traditional classes and distance learning.”

The full list of college rankings can be found on thebestcolleges.org website.