Colby Community College ranks third in the Best Associate Degree in Liberal Arts study conducted by Best Value Schools, a higher education resource for students and parents. 

The schools were measured with a matrix of cost, faculty-to-student ratio, and graduation rate. CCC's average tuition is $131 per credit hour, with about 18 students for every faculty member. The college posted a graduation rate of 42.2 percent.

In recent years, CCC has seen a growth in enrollment with investments in a new advising center and various marketing campaigns. The institution historically is at or near the top for graduation and retention rates in Kansas.