JCC is #26 on the national list.
Johnston Community College is featured in Value Colleges Top 50 Best Value Community Colleges of 2016.
The Best Value ranking considers only regionally accredited institutions and ranks them according to its own formula, taking into account graduation and transfer rates, mid-level salaries for graduates, and actual cost. According to a news release, Value Colleges examined 1,717 public, two-year schools that offer associate degrees and JCC ranked number 26 out of 50.
The top 50 ranking is derived from the highest scoring schools based on three metrics:
- Graduation/Transfer rate (IPEDS database)
- Mid-level salary for graduates (when applicable/from payscale.com)
- Actual tuition (IPEDS database)
Value Colleges, an independent ranking agency, also noted JCC's truck driver training program, the oldest in the country, and the successful transfer rate of students to respected four-year institution such as N.C. State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University.