The Importance Of Local Community College

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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
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The first aspect relates to accommodation. For community colleges, their location and proximity to student’s homes is favorable which is not the case for 4-year universities. Therefore students can reside at home and still go to school which eliminates unnecessary costs which accrue students who tend to live alone. The second aspect relates to the opportunity that the institution offers to students who do not get access to 4-year universities. Majority of the students in community colleges attend the institutions due to their inability to join universities due to poor performance in high school. Through the community colleges they acquire the required credentials to access 4-year

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