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10 Reasons to Go To Community College


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10 reasons you should consider community college

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10 Reasons to Go To Community College

  1. 1. 10 Great Reasons to Attend Community College 10 Reasons To Start At Community College
  2. 2. 10. It’s cheaper! • The most obvious, but maybe the most compelling reason is the cost savings • Community colleges cost $2,076 on average per year, compared with $8,893 to $30,094 for the average four year school, and that doesn’t count room and board! Flickr/ 401(k) 2012
  3. 3. 9. The support of living at home • Living at home, and not in a dorm, for your first two years can be an excellent academic support system • It makes life easier, and helps put the focus on academics
  4. 4. 8. Time to figure things out • If you’re not sure of what you want to major in, community college is a great chance to figure things out while getting your general classes out of the way • At most community colleges, the “core” courses are specifically designed to transfer to 4-year schools Public domain
  5. 5. 7. A couple of years to mature • The reality is many 18 year olds are simply not ready to go out on their own • According to an annual survey by U.S. News, about 25% of all college freshmen drop out during their first year Wikipedia/ KylePIB
  6. 6. 6. Boost your admissions chances • Excellent grades at a community college demonstrate your ability to succeed at college-level work • If you high school record is less than ideal, good performance at a community college could open the door to a whole new “tier” of schools Flickr/ Joseph Williams
  7. 7. 5. It’s convenient! • Community college is designed to be as convenient as possible – Most offer classes at night and on weekends • It’s easier to schedule classes around your other responsibilities, like watching younger siblings Wikipedia/ Jerremdinne
  8. 8. 4. Easier to work and save money • Community colleges are designed so working adults can attend school • So, not only is community college cheaper, but it’s easier to work and put money aside for a four-year school Public domain
  9. 9. 3. Smaller classes • Classes at community colleges average 25-35 students • At a public university, it is not uncommon to have 200 or more students in a lecture class Wikipedia/ Xbxg32000
  10. 10. 2. Faculty, not teaching assistants • Community college classes are taught by faculty members (not their assistants) whose priority is teaching • They are not focused on research interests or other pursuits Public domain
  11. 11. 1. Great (and free) services • Community colleges offer an excellent value for your money • You can often find these for free: – Computer labs – Counseling services – Advisors – Tutoring services – Libraries Wikipedia/ Overton2012
  12. 12. College + Apple? This device makes it possible!