High School Education Is The Best Option For The Choice Of The Option Of A Local Community College

900 Words May 6th, 2015 4 Pages
According to (Hamm 1), about eighty percent of high school graduates attend college and half of them mainly begin their post high school education in community colleges. The statistics illustrated above highly influence the decision made by most students with regard to the best option to consider once they have completed their high school education. There are contrasting opinions about the suitability of a 4-year university or spending the first two years of college at a local community college, to which the essay adopts the option of a local community college and the choice of the option is reiterated by the cost involved, the exposure, student-teacher ratio and generally the standard of education.
According to statistics released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, a total of 68.3 percent of students who graduated from high school in 2011 were enrolled into college. An interesting aspect of the statistics indicate that forty three percent of the students who were enrolled into college joined two year community colleges. Therefore, it is trivial that the remaining fifty seven percent joined four year universities, but the change in the trend over the years indicates an increase in the preference for community college education. As illustrated above, the preference for community colleges has changed due to the advantages that accrue such institutions. The first attribute relates to the cost factor. According to statistics by the Bureau of labor and statistics, about forty…

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