Community Colleges provide career and technical education programs like nursing, firefighting, and other vocational trades.
Community colleges cost 1/3 of in-state tuition at 4-year public universities on average.
Students attending community colleges spend an average of $1,865 on tuition each semester. The average annual cost for attending a public community college in the US is $4,864 for in-state students, and $8,622 for out-of-state students. The average figure for private two-year community colleges tuition is $15,100. Financial aid is sent by government programs, and private organizations to 59% of community colleges. Just 28% of public community colleges have on-campus housing services.
Path to 4-year college
Many four-year universities have transfer agreements with local community colleges, making it easy for people to get an associate’s degree and transfer into four-year university. Additionally, transfer students only have to pay for two years of high university tuition.
Proximity to Home
When a student lives very close to their college, they can take advantage of increased comfort and accessibility regarding your college experience. By choosing to live at home and attend their local community college, a student is saving lots of money on housing and food.
One of the perks of community college is flexible scheduling, which makes education more accessible to working professionals and parents through night classes and asunchronous coursework.
The qualities of flexibility and adaptability in your college student allow them to be more resilient to the inevitable difficulties that will arise as they move through their college experiences. These qualities are important throughout your student’s college career, although they may be most vital during the first few weeks or semester.