Top Newton County Community Colleges
- For the 2020 school year, there is 1 top community college in Newton County, Missouri, serving 4,401 students.
- The average community college acceptance rate in Missouri is 83% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 23:1.
Top Newton County Community Colleges (2020)
- College Location Students
- 601 Laclede Ave
Neosho,  MO 64850
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.
The role of community colleges in the world of higher education has expanded over the years and, as the country works to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, they may be more important now than ever. Read on to learn more about the changing role of community colleges.
Colleges across the country are struggling to recover from the massive upheaval to the 2019-20 semester wrought by COVID-19. Housing refunds and slashed budgets are bound to have long-term impacts for the institutions that survive. Some experts suggest community colleges may be the best equipped to ride out the storm and may have the greatest impact in helping America recover.