A community college could work for you if: • You want to learn a trade. • Your grades aren't...
Community college or four-year?
A community college could work for you if:
• You want to learn a trade.
• Your grades aren’t so hot.
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• You’re tight on cash.
• Your work schedule demands more flexible class times.
• You can benefit from the small classes and tutoring versus the independent work expected at a four-year school.
Reasons to think twice
• You can be disappointed if you’re looking for a rich campus life (community colleges are commuter schools).
• More-able students could feel less challenged since instructors have to teach to a wide range of abilities.
All’s well that ends well
By the time they graduate, students who transfer from community colleges into four-year institutions for their junior and senior years generally do as well academically as other students.
— Patti Jones