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Community College Rankings Show Missouri, Arkansas Schools on Top

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Perhaps the biggest ongoing concern about higher education is cost. Students and their families often struggle to manage paying for college. The dream of experiencing a stereotypical four-year education on an ivy-covered campus can be quite powerful and, unfortunately, may override the realities of limited finances. This, in turn, can lead to excessive student (and parent) loans and a near lifetime of indebtedness. Starting small and finishing big is often the story of community college (CC) graduates.

Of course, CCs don't have nearly the flash and ambiance of four-year campuses, but they do have the potential to deliver a solid education and can put students on the path to happiness and success in their life's work.

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