GCC ranked 4th best community college in the state

Posted 17 April 2024 at 8:53 pm

Press Release, Genesee Community College

Photo by Tom Rivers: Genesee Community College’s main campus in Batavia is shown in this file photo from March 2021. GCC also operates campus centers in Orleans, Wyoming and Livingston counties.

BATAVIA – EDsmart, a prominent education research organization, recently unveiled its annual assessment of New York State’s top community colleges for 2024, spotlighting institutions that excel across various criteria including economic value, affordability, student satisfaction and academic achievement.

This ranking, informed by a composite score derived from essential metrics such as post-attendance salary, net price, retention and four-year graduation rates, offers a comprehensive overview of each college’s performance.

Among these institutions, Genesee Community College secured the fourth position in the rankings. With a composite score of 96.6 out of 100 reflecting excellence across economic, affordability, satisfaction, and academic domains, GCC stands as a leader in educational quality and student success.

This noteworthy recognition underscores the dedication of GCC’s faculty and staff in delivering outstanding learning experiences. By prioritizing academic excellence and cultivating a supportive educational environment, the college has rightfully earned its place among New York State’s top community colleges.

For more information and college rankings, please visit Top 20 Community Colleges In New York And New York City (edsmart.org).

Editor’s Note: The top 10 community colleges in the state include: 1. Herkimer County Community College; 2. SUNY Broome Community College; 3. SUNY Clinton Community College; 4. SUNY Genesee Community College; 5. SUNY Corning Community College; 6. SUNY Adirondack Community College; 7. CUNY Hostos Community College; 8. CUNY Kingsborough Community College; 9. Columbia Green Community College; 10. SUNY Erie Community College.