The Disadvantages Of Community College

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Most students are eager to leave home immediately after graduating high school. However, according to the 2013 ACT results, only 26 percent of the students were marked as ready for college. For those students aren’t quite ready for college setting, community college is an easy first step in achieving college readiness. Community college is also an excellent way to obtain basic classes for less money, it can give students who aren’t ready to leave home a chance to adjust to college lifestyles while still living with family, and for those who are interested in sports and club organizations. Enrolling in a community college gives the full on university experience for thousands of dollars less. According to College Atlas, Money is the number one reason high school graduates don’t end up furthering their education. Financial aid isn’t always available to those who need it most, so naturally those students may decide to give up on college all together. Community colleges offer scholarships and financial aid just as universities do. However, the difference between community colleges and four-year universities are the initial costs. …show more content…
In a New York Times article Eduardo Porter touches on the downside of community colleges. Community college director, Thomas Bailey makes an argument that “Community colleges have the students with the greatest problems-yet they get the least resources.”(Porter, New York Times) The article also pulls in a few statistics on graduation rates between community colleges and 4 year universities. Only 22 percent of these students graduated from a two year program within three years at community college, whereas 57 percent of the students graduated within six years at a four year university. These statistics show that more people graduate from a university than a community college, and by reading theses statistics, some students may feel it’s a safer bet to go straight to a

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