Montgomery College Ranked #1 Community College in Maryland; Top 15% Nationwide

by MCS Staff

Montgomery College has earned the number one spot in the state of Maryland in Niche’s community college rankings for 2023. The school was also ranked 77th out of 906 eligible colleges across the country, putting it in the top 15% nationwide.

The Best Community Colleges ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education along with millions of reviews from students and alumni. The list includes public junior colleges, public technical schools, and all other public 2-year colleges. This year’s rankings have reduced the weight of ACT/SAT scores to reflect a general de-emphasis on test scores in the college admissions process.

Per Niche, “Montgomery is an above-average public college located in Rockville, Maryland in the Washington, D.C. Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,902 undergraduate students. The Montgomery acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Information Science. Graduating 35% of students, Montgomery College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.”


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