Dawson Community College, ranked this week by Bankrate.com, 14th out of the top 25 two-year public colleges in the United States for its value and vocational education opportunities. DCC has always offered value for dollars spent. Being a value-added college has paid off for DCC as the next generation of first-time college students, trends toward a more affordable college experience.
Dawson Community College students often enroll with the intention of transferring to a four-year university, or to take advantage of career technical degrees and certificates that can springboard them into the workforce in one or two years.
According to Bankrate, data that propelled Dawson to the 14th position, arose from the National Center for Education Statistics. Bankrate ranked more than 900 two-year public colleges using six criteria: graduation rate; student retention rate; student-faculty ratio; in-state tuition and fees; percentage of full-time, first-time undergrads getting financial aid; and the average amount of aid they received from various sources.
“This accomplishment speaks to the excellence and commitment of Dawson Community College's faculty and staff as well as the Board's leadership on affordability.” commented Dawson Community College President Mike Simon.
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Dawson Community College is moving toward its 75th year as an institution of higher education and was thrilled to receive recognition for value, a theme that has existed since the doors opened in 1940. To quote one DCC alumnus “This is GREAT news!”