Average Community College Student Size

  • The national average community college student size is approximately 4,494 students (2020).
  • For public community colleges, the average student size is approximately 6,551 students.
  • For private community colleges, the average student size is approximately 958 students.

Average Community College Student Size (2020)

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The state with the smallest average community college student size is South Dakota, with an average student size of 1,274 students. The state with the highest average community college student size is Idaho, with an average student size of 10,315 students.