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CCCC ranked first in Niche's 2020 Best Community Colleges in N.C. rankings

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09.10.2019College & CommunityCollege General

SANFORD - Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) has been ranked first in the Niche 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings. There are 58 public community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System.

Unlike traditional college rankings, which rely almost exclusively on test scores and academic performance, Niche's rankings provide a real-life view of what it's like to attend a specific school. The platform combines rigorous analysis of U.S. Department of Education data, user input -- reviews from current students, alumni, and parents -- and a multifaceted analysis of factors for all aspects of college life, including academics, campus, professors, and value for the financial investment.

"Navigating the college admissions process is daunting for both students and their families," said Luke Skurman, CEO at Niche. "I started Niche because of my own challenges deciding on the best place for me because other sources available don't really help most families and students understand the rich and complex landscape of higher education. Our goal with our 2020 College Rankings is to cut through the confusion of the process, and serve as the ultimate guide to help students discover what campus life is really like."

CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman is proud of the ranking. "CCCC understands our responsibility in helping our students successfully navigate our systems so they can effectively and efficiently achieve their career goals," said Dr. Chapman. "I am honored to work everyday with a great team that consistently strives to improve how we serve our students and our communities and I appreciate the recognition of their good work."

"Central Carolina is a world class leader in community college education. Our faculty and staff truly care about the success of our students, and our strong focus on improving student learning helps strengthen our local workforce. This is truly a special place," said Dr. Brian S. Merritt, CCCC Vice President of Learning & Workforce Development and Chief Academic Officer.

Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs at its three campus locations and multiple instructional locations throughout Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. Within these programs, students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. Some programs are offered entirely, or in part, via online distance education. CCCC also offers courses in such areas as Short-term Job Training, College & Career Readiness, Personal Interests, Business & Industry, and Emergency Services Training.

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