Differences Between Community College And Four Year Schools Essay

1044 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
The Comparison Between Community College and Four Year Schools High school seniors everywhere must make the decision of whether to go to a four-year university, or attend a local junior college. Although universities and junior college serve the same purpose, which is to give students an education, the two differ in a variety of ways such as the price paid in tuition, student debt, and receiving the “full college experience”. Universities do have some advantages towards junior colleges such as being able to have more freedom, but I still maintain that junior college is the smartest decision. Junior colleges suffer from many negative stereotypes, but what people do not see is how community college helps to prepare students who are not ready to attend a university yet, or it gives an education to those who can not afford an education from a four year institution. Community college has many beneficial aspects to it. For one, community college is more affordable than a University. In Jill Biden’s article “Consider Community College”, she emphasizes the “financial advantages” of attending community college. She states “In today’s challenging economy, community colleges are an increasingly affordable way for students from middle- class families to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree before moving on to a four-year university” (Biden 1). Biden believes that students that lack financial stability benefit from going to a community college because they…

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