Good two-year colleges include East San Gabriel Regional Occupational Program in West Covina, California; Snow College in Ephraim, Utah; and Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. Each college has more than 200 full-time freshmen.
East San Gabriel Regional Occupational Program offers financial aid to first-time, full-time students, with an average grant of $3,500 in 2015. It has a graduation rate of 87 percent, and an 80 to 90 percent job placement rate due to the internships and practical experiences that the college requires of all students.
Snow College has small class sizes, and students' credits transfer to universities across Utah and the United States. In 2015, it is one of the least expensive colleges in Utah. Students can earn a two-year degree in several subjects, including diesel mechanics, zoology, art and mathematics. The college also has a four-year nursing program.
Northwest Iowa Community College has over 40 diploma and degree programs and a graduate employment rate of 97 percent. Top programs include business, electrical, biotechnology, computers and agriculture. Students without a declared major can select the Associate of Arts program and take classes in several subjects. The college assigns each student an academic adviser to guide the student's academic progress. Northwest Iowa Community College awards over $100,000 in scholarships each year.