Four Year University Pros And Cons

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Time Well Spent Over the last few years there have been many debates with radically opposing viewpoints on whether or not community college is the best option for members of society. Many times, the word “college” is mistaken for meaning a person is trying to obtain a four-year degree as opposed to a two-year degree. The reason for this common mistake is that most people are trained to believe that the only way to obtain a meaningful college degree is to attend a four year university. This however is not the case, although community colleges only provide two year degrees, they make it possible for students to have postsecondary educational opportunities that they may have not been able to achieve going straight to a university. There are …show more content…
The rising tuition costs of four year universities is a determining factor that is making it rather difficult for students to complete their desired degrees in a timely manner. Community colleges on the other hand, are fairly cheap as opposed to their highly expensive counterparts. “While the $50,000-a-year college cost has attracted much attention, $3,000 for a full year is high for a community college.” (Bailey & Thomas A18). As mentioned above, tuition at community colleges is in some instances less than half of the tuition required to attend four year universities. The cost of tuition causes added stress on students who are simply trying to obtain the college degree needed for them to lead successful …show more content…
The ongoing debate on whether community colleges or universities is the right decision for students is made to be a complicated issue. In reality, this decision is not as difficult as it is made out to be. Students who attend community college may enter as fragile, inexperienced learners; however, they leave as strong-minded, educated graduates. Community colleges are beneficial in that they provide flexible schedules for working students, affordable tuition for low-income students and prepare students for the workforce by providing vocational and technical programs of study. Some students don’t have the grades to be accepted into a university. Community college is a great secondary option for those who did not think that they would be able to attend college due to inadequate grades in school prior to high school

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