Richland Community College was recently ranked #45 in the nation and #2 in Illinois as best community college by Academic Influence, a college ranking system that uses artificial intelligence technology to search massive databases and measure impact of work by individuals who’ve been affiliated with colleges and universities throughout the world.

This is the first-ever ranking from Academic Influence for two-year colleges that award associates degrees and certificates. The list was derived from an initial 839 community colleges in the United States using three conditions: institutions that are fully accredited, that enroll at least 1,000 students, and primarily provide two-years degrees and certificates.

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