Average Community College Acceptance Rate
- The national average community college acceptance rate is 78% (2020-21).
- For public community colleges, the average acceptance rate is approximately 83%. For private community colleges, the average acceptance rate is approximately 74%.
Average Community College Acceptance Rate (2020-21)
StateAcceptance Rate Most Selective Colleges
Concordia College Alabama (53%)Marion Military Institute (61%)Remington College-Mobile Campus (81%)Herzing University-Birmingham (100%)Bishop State Community College (100%)Top AL Schools
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (56%)University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton (62%)Remington College-Little Rock Campus (69%)Arkansas State University Mid-South (100%)Rich Mountain Community College (100%)Top AR Schools
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles (20%)American University of Health Sciences (50%)Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (52%)Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco (54%)West Coast University-Los Angeles (54%)Top CA Schools
Concorde Career College-Aurora (57%)DeVry University-Colorado (69%)Bel-Rea Institute Of Animal Technology (81%)Johnson & Wales University-Denver (82%)Arapahoe Community College (100%)Top CO Schools
St Vincent's College (38%)University of Connecticut-Stamford (57%)University of Connecticut-Avery Point (64%)University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus (66%)Mitchell College (70%)Top CT Schools
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale (49%)Southeastern College (61%)Johnson & Wales University-North Miami (70%)Florida College (77%)Everglades University (86%)Top FL Schools
Clayton State University (42%)Andrew College (46%)Gordon State College (48%)Young Harris College (50%)Georgia Perimeter College (51%)Top GA Schools
Robert Morris University Illinois (24%)Lincoln College (56%)Fox College (67%)Kendall College (84%)Midstate College (88%)Top IL Schools
International Business College-Indianapolis (51%)Purdue University-North Central Campus (73%)Harrison College-Muncie (78%)International Business College-Fort Wayne (78%)Holy Cross College (93%)Top IN Schools
Louisiana State University-Alexandria (55%)Remington College-Lafayette Campus (74%)Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus (77%)Remington College-Shreveport Campus (79%)Northwest Louisiana Technical College-Mansfield Campus (100%)Top LA Schools
Becker College (62%)Bay State College (67%)Dean College (68%)Lasell University (70%)Lasell College (76%)Top MA Schools
Rochester College (41%)Finlandia University (45%)DeVry University-Michigan (70%)Kirtland Community College (100%)Schoolcraft College (100%)Top MI Schools
University of Minnesota-Rochester (54%)McNally Smith College of Music (65%)Dunwoody College of Technology (76%)Herzing University-Minneapolis (77%)Bethany Lutheran College (78%)Top MN Schools
Cox College (55%)Cottey College (71%)St Louis College of Health Careers-Fenton (79%)Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences (81%)East Central College (95%)Top MO Schools
Carolinas College of Health Sciences (17%)Louisburg College (42%)Brevard College (43%)William Peace University (63%)Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (69%)Top NC Schools
Maria College of Albany (16%)Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing (18%)Crouse Hospital College of Nursing (25%)Plaza College (30%)Belanger School of Nursing (42%)Top NY Schools
AIC College of Design (60%)The modern college of design (66%)Remington College-Cleveland Campus (73%)ATS Institute of Technology (75%)The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences (76%)Top OH Schools
Randall University (53%)St. Gregory's University (53%)Bacone College (72%)Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology (77%)Rogers State University (77%)Top OK Schools
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (24%)Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (42%)Johnson College (43%)Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (43%)Manor College (45%)Top PA Schools
University of Puerto Rico-Utuado (40%)EDP Univeristy of Puerto Rico Inc-San Juan (76%)National University College-Arecibo (77%)University of Puerto Rico-Carolina (79%)EDIC College (80%)Top PR Schools
University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie (53%)University of South Carolina-Beaufort (57%)University of South Carolina-Sumter (58%)University of South Carolina-Lancaster (64%)Spartanburg Methodist College (66%)Top SC Schools
Watkins College of Art Design & Film (26%)Hiwassee College (46%)Nossi College of Art (50%)Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences (54%)Aquinas College (61%)Top TN Schools
Vet Tech Institute of Houston (43%)Trinity University (44%)Center for Advanced Legal Studies (50%)Remington College-Dallas Campus (67%)Remington College-Houston Campus (69%)Top TX Schools
Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary (53%)ECPI University (72%)ECPI University (84%)Advanced Technology Institute (90%)Stratford University (100%)Top VA Schools
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