NACC named best community college in Alabama

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has been recognized by as the best community college in Alabama. NACC was awarded the top ranking after receiving an “Intelligent Score” of 99. This ranking was awarded as part of’s Best Community Colleges in Alabama 2024 report.’s institutional rankings, which are set apart from other conventional ratings, are deemed the benchmark of academic evaluations for online and hybrid programs. An exclusive methodology is used to rank each institution on a scale from 0 to 100 across six categories. Evaluations are based on quantitative measures such as academic quality, graduation rate, cost and ROI, and student resources. With top picks that are highly-regarded, affordable, and offer the tools and resources students need to successfully graduate and excel in their fields. Intelligent also focused on the quality of programs featured in the report, only recognizing accredited institutions.

“There are many outstanding community colleges in the Alabama Community College System and in the state,” said NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “It is quite an honor for our faculty, staff, and students to be recognized for this achievement.”’s 2024 list applauds Alabama’s institutions for their dedication to local communities and excellence in foundational education. To access the complete ranking, please visit

“In our comprehensive 2024 report, we analyzed over 3,000 academic institutions to select the most remarkable. Criteria considered include academic quality, graduation rates, affordability, return on Investment, and the breadth of student resources. With both undergraduate and graduate programs in focus, we provide our 750K+ monthly visitors with an extensive range of choices,” said spokesperson Jase Beard.

NACC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), a regional organization that evaluates the quality, integrity, mission, and resources of higher education programs in the south. SACSCOC is also recognized by the United States Department of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Northeast is one of twenty-four community colleges in the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. The website offers curated guides that include the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships, and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, is a trusted source among students and prospective students.

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