Choosing a School
- How to Ensure Your Community College Credits Transfer to a 4 Year University
- 2+2 Programs Going Strong at Community Colleges Nationwide
- Why More Students are Choosing Community Colleges over Traditional Four-Year Schools
- Transferring from Community College to a 4-year Institution
- 8 Reasons Why Community College Might be the Best Choice After High School
- Lower Tuition Rates – Students from a distance find affordable higher education through America’s community college system. For example, U.S. News and World Report cites the average cost of 24 credits from Diablo Community College in California at around $6,000, while the same number of credits at San Jose State University, a neighboring four-year school, is around $16,500 for the same number of credits.
- Transfer Options – Many community colleges across the country now have transfer agreements with four-year schools, ensuring students that begin their education in a two-year program can finish their baccalaureate degree at a nearby institution.
- Smoother Transition – Students coming from other countries often find community college is an easier transition to the American way of life. Many community colleges provide English language courses and other services to help international students adapt to a new language and culture.
- Easier Requirements – For
Studies Support Community College Start
The Cavalier Daily reports on recent findings from the National Student Clearinghouse involving four-year completion rates for community college students. The results showed the majority of students who transferred from a community college to a four-year school finished their baccalaureate degree. This negates previous concerns that community college students were less apt to succeed in their pursuit of four-year degrees.