West Shore Community College ranks number 3 in best community college in Michigan according to Schools.com 2016 list. The student-teacher ratio was one of the factors the report took into account. WSCC has an average 13 students per teacher, lower than the national average for community colleges, and much lower than the average of 21 students per teacher in four-year universities. WSCC was also cited for its collaboration with the West Shore Educational Service District in the operation of ASM Tech Early College High School. Ranking was decided based upon the percentage of students enrolled in distance education, cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, the average retention rate, the three-year comprehensive success rate andflexibility.