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Community College: This the First Step in Your Journey?

Community College: This the First Step in Your Journey?

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Did you know that over 40% of all college grads start their education at a community college?

The Pros

Given the high cost of many four-year institutions, attending a community college can be a smart financial decision. It can also bring a host of other benefits.

  • They provide a low cost a way for students to explore their interests.
  • Many offer a direct path to great four-year institutions.
  • Students who may not have had a stellar high school transcript can boost their academic profile.
  • You can earn an associate degree.
  • Many of the professors work in their field which brings real world knowledge to the classroom.

The Cons

Keep in mind, there are also a few potential drawbacks.

  • Not all your credits may transfer to a four-year school.
  • Many times, there aren’t any dorms which means you must either live at home or find your own housing.
  • Transferring to a new school can be emotionally difficult for some.
  • Many students are part-time or older which can make it harder to build friendships.

In the end, you need to weigh the pros and cons to determine if community college is the right first step on your college journey.  Looking for a list of schools?  Start here.  Need help? Contact me.