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WalletHub has for a second year in a row has named State Technical College of Missouri the No. 1 college in the nation.

The personal finance website determined its rankings of 700 colleges across the country with the three categories of factors of career outcomes, education outcomes, and cost and financing, according to a news release from State Tech spokesman Brandon McElwain.

State Tech President Shawn Strong said in the news release: "What I like about the WalletHub rankings are the metrics they use to evaluate colleges. They measure how many students complete their degrees and the salaries of the jobs they receive. We rank top five in the country on both of these measures."

State Tech ranked No. 1 in 2019 in WalletHub's rankings out of 710 colleges across the country.

WalletHub used 18 metrics in total this year to evaluate schools, within the three broader categories of factors it looked at.

WalletHub not only gave State Tech the best grade in its rankings but also noted the college had the best graduation rate.

State Tech is also ranked fourth in the nation by Brookings and third in the nation by Forbes Magazine, according to State Tech's news release.

"When we received our first number one in the country ranking last year, we celebrated," Strong added. "In the back of my mind I was thinking, how are we going to top this? It is hard to stay on top; we have an incredible team that has kept us number one. I can't say enough about the employees that persevered through a difficult spring and are ready for whatever comes our way this fall."

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