Essay on College Students Vs. Community College

1465 Words Nov 11th, 2016 6 Pages
College students attending either a University or community college share distinct and similar experiences as first time college students. For instance, both students have to pay tuition costs, applications fees, and they share a similar 1st (change) first) two-year curriculum. On the other hand, they have obvious differences in student body size, teacher and student relationships, and career preparation. Seniors in High School across our nation face immediate life altering decisions when pursuing a further education. Choosing which path is best for a first time student is ultimately a personal decision, as personality, financial liberty and readiness can influence that path. Despite their differences and similarities, first time college students should pursue community college as their route to an education, because community college suits students financially, community wise, and career preparation, when comparing it to University. One of the factors 1st time college students face are the rising expenses. For example, a recent College Board study in 2016, noted the average tuition for university students is $33,479 for private universities, and $9,648 for in state universities. These high annual expenses limit the opportunities students have to attend the university that is in their best career interest. Often times, students are forced to take out loans in order to pay for their first year of tuition, leaving them in huge debts prior to ever setting foot on campus. In…

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