MCC Places First out of 801 Community Colleges!


Montgomery Community College placed first in SmartAsset’s Best Community Colleges Study for 2022.

SmartAsset, a financial technology company, publishes articles, guides, reviews, calculators and tools to help people make decisions about personal finance. In its annual review of community colleges, the company examined 801 schools across the United States, considering three metrics when conducting this study: student-to-faculty ratio; graduation and transfer rate; and cost of tuition and fees.

The student-faculty ratio at Montgomery Community College in Troy, North Carolina is eight students per instructor, ranking ninth for this metric in the study. The college places tenth out of 801 community colleges with a graduation and transfer rate of 79%. Tuition and fees at Montgomery are also lower than 80% of other community colleges; in 2020-2021, in-state students paid $2,537 for two semesters of coursework. The full study can be viewed here: