Another Option

Community college offers an alternative track to earning a bachelor’s degree.  For students who are not ready to commit to a four year program, are looking to stay close to home or would benefit from the reduced tuition, community college may be the answer.

Many four year colleges and universities have formal programs providing a path for qualified community college students to then transfer with little or no loss of academic credit. Students who are then ready to earn their Bachelor’s will find many agreements and innovative partnerships that allow community college students access to top-ranked programs in nursing, technology, business and science programs as well as a seamless transfer and little or no loss of academic credit.

An impressive 73% community college transfer students graduate from selective four year institutions as compared to 61% students who enter as freshmen.

So, if you are applying to college this year, you may want to add a community college to your “list”. Laura Pappano of The New York Times offers some insightful thoughts.

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