COM Ranked Top Community College in California

March 9th, 2021 - 8:42am

KENTFIELD / NOVATO, CA—College of Marin is happy to announce its ranking as the #1 community college in California and #5 out of 839 community colleges nationwide!

On Thursday, March 4, Academic Influence released its list of the 50 best community colleges of 2021. These colleges offer a broad selection of associate degrees, affordable tuition rates, and strong partnerships with public four-year schools so that students can easily transfer their credits into accredited bachelor’s degree programs.

“As its president and cheerleader-in-chief for over ten years, of course, I believe College of Marin is deserving of recognition on Academic Influence’s list of the nation’s best community colleges,” said Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon.

The Forbes magazine article noted that all institutions included on the initial list of 839 U.S. community colleges met three conditions: they were fully accredited; enrolled at least 1,000 students; and primarily provided two-year, associate degree programs and certificate credentials.

“I am so proud of and grateful to our Board, faculty, staff, and administrators for their dedication and commitment to our students and community, especially during these extraordinarily challenging times,” continued Coon. “I would be remiss, however, in not acknowledging the other 115 community colleges in California. Together we are doing the heavy lifting in higher education in our state transforming the lives of over 2 million students every year. Each is worthy of recognition and accolades for their respective work.”

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