Kellogg Community College ranked the No. 1 best community college in Michigan, among top 5% of community colleges in the nation

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Kellogg Community College is ranked the No. 1 best community college in Michigan!

That’s according to a new list of “2023’s Best & Worst Community Colleges” released Aug. 15 by financial services company WalletHub. KCC also ranks 33rd on the list nationwide out of a sample of 668, placing KCC among the top 5% of community colleges across the U.S.

WalletHub created the list to provide prospective students with an at-a-glance comparison of various institutions’ quality and affordability, “to determine where students can receive the best education at the lowest price,” according to the report.

“Students who earn their general-education credits at a community college before transferring to an in-state public four-year university can potentially save a lot of money,” the report says. “Other than serving as an affordable, and in some cases free, option for education, community colleges have a number of attractive qualities. They often provide more flexible schedules, smaller class sizes and rigorous coursework. Some even go beyond two-year programs to offer four-year bachelor’s degrees. These qualities appeal especially to students who need to balance their studies with other commitments, such as family and work.”

The researchers compared community colleges across 19 key indicators of cost and quality using data sets including the cost of in-state tuition and fees, student-faculty ratio, graduation rate and others.

Click here to view the full list, along with details about the report’s methodology.

The WalletHub report affirms what our community already knows about Kellogg Community College: KCC is the most accessible and affordable option for area students looking to pursue higher education, a fact further evidenced by data that shows more high school graduates in Barry, Branch and Calhoun counties choose KCC than any other college or university in the state.

Registration for the Fall 2024 semester at Kellogg Community College is open now! For information about signing up for fall classes, the first of which begin Aug. 26, visit To apply to KCC online for free, visit