Valencia earns 'best community college' ranking

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Valencia College has earned a spot on the "America's Best Community Colleges" list put out by Washington Monthly magazine. The college was ranked 36th on the national list of 50 "best" colleges highlighted today.

In the accompanying story, the magazine argues that many community colleges nationwide fail in their mission because so few students who enroll earn degrees or successfully transfer to four-year institutions.

The list of "50" best aims to highlight those that are serving students well.

Valencia, with campuses in Orange and Osceola counties, was named the top community college in the country in 2011 by The Aspen Institute.

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