De Anza College Ranked Number One For Large Community Colleges By EdSmart has released new rankings on the top community colleges in California based on graduation and transfer rates, and De Anza College has been named number one for large schools.

California ranks 20th nationally in community college graduation and transfer rates, making it one of the most ambitious states in the country for improving the chance of its students in the broader world of employment. Community colleges are known for creating courses with a direct impact on careers, and so they are frequently judged according to transfer rates, graduations and post-graduation employment. EdSmart has recently released rankings of California’s top community colleges, and De Anza College has come number one in the large college rankings.

The new rankings for the top community colleges in California for 2015 has just been published on EdSmart, and the rankings are broken into the top community colleges by size. With small, medium and large colleges getting their own rankings, there are three number one schools to choose from in California:

Large Schools

1. De Anza College

2. Orange Coast College

3. Santa Barbara City College

4. Diablo Valley College

5. Pasadena City College

Medium Schools

1. Foothill College

2. Napa Valley College

3. Ohlone College

4. Irvine Valley College

5. Cuesta College

Small Schools

1. Feather River Community College District

2. College of the Siskiyous

3. Lake Tahoe Community College

4. West Hills College-Coalinga

5. Palo Verde College

A spokesperson for EdSmart explained, “De Anza College, Ranked #1, has been found to be the very best large community college in California, beating out stiff competition from its rivals. De Anza has an impressive student success scorecard, comprehensive learning and sports facilities, and unbeatable teaching staff. With a broad range of courses available, all of which are geared toward careers in their respective industries, the school is doing all it can to ensure its students go on to be California’s leading lights.”

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