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    educational training, many students attend in college for a better advantage in finding a job and getting a higher income. Community colleges are the most affordable way to help the students who want to start and explore their career before they move on to four year university. Following to this aspiration, the president of the United States, Barrack Obama, has proposed the program to offer free two years of community college which known as “America’s College Promise”, the program will help over…

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    How would you describe your community college academic experience? Has it been "a walk in the park," "an uphill climb," or something else? Fill in the blank with your own expression and explain. (Limit 600 characters) I wrote two different paragraphs. I wanted to see how they sounded. I will choose one. Coming from Nepal, a country vastly different from the United States both culturally and academically, my time here at TCC NE campus has been one of the most challenging, rewarding and…

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    competitive community colleges, create higher-level skills, technologist for higher demand industries, and cost-effective for taxpayers. In addition, Boggs (2004), suggests that community colleges cannot continue to do more with less and continue to maintain the open access and affordability for which they were created. Policy makers and state and federal decision makers must be on one accord in understanding the future goals. For instance, there are approximately twelve hundred community…

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    two-year colleges to award a student a Bachelor’s degree in a two-year program (Fulton). The States’ policies differ in many ways, but for the most part, States have a set restriction on the amount of Bachelor’s degrees they can hand out. For example, Arkansas has limited the number of Community colleges that can offer Bachelor’s degrees and turn into a baccalaureate college. Illinois has a program where Community colleges follow the exact curriculum of a four-year institution in the Community…

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    “Never in my life would I have expected community colleges to be called potential saviors of the economy,” says George Boggs. There have been misconceptions on the validity of Community Colleges and why it might be an option to some people. Parents, institutions, and the general public see this life option as second best but what most do not realize is that Community Colleges serve as more than a “second tier” institution, but as a metaphorical fallback net. The assumption is that most students…

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    There are several things a prospective students need to examine before deciding between a community college and a four year University. In some instances going straight to a University is the best option, however for other situations a junior college is the better option. It boils down to what a person’s overall career goal is. There are some similarities and several differences between a junior college and a four year university. Every student has to weigh the pros and cons of their own…

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    Though Michigan’s community colleges date back to 1914, when the first junior college opened in Grand Rapids, the majority of the state’s 28 community colleges opened after 1955 (Kolins & Stackpole, 2010). Now, collectively, community colleges in Michigan educate approximately 45 percent of all students enrolled in public higher education in the state and as of 2011, 73 percent of all residents live within a community college district (IPEDS NCES, 2016; Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, &…

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    Community College Education We all know the costs to attend a college is a burden to everyone who has a low income. College costs have skyrocketed over the past decade, and there is a gap between tuition and family finances. According to the White House, “[They] have a straight forward plan to remove that barrier and expand the pathway to the middle class-by bringing the cost of community colleges down-down to zero. Zero-for anyone willing to work for it and for the institutions that meet…

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    Access to a college education is getting easier for the underserved. There are two initiatives in particular which are designed to open opportunities for more people to pursue a college education. Some states, including Tennessee, Oregon, and Minnesota have passed laws to provide free community college. Moreover, some twenty-plus states are allowing community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees. Although seen by many as an encouraging step in educating the citizens of the country, these…

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    individuals from all walks of life attending college, learning the skills and abilities necessary to be competitive in the global economy. Employers are demanding higher levels of expertise from their new hires, leading to a situation where anyone who lacks postsecondary education is at a severe disadvantage in the workplace. The pursuit of knowledge after high school, however, comes with a price. Along with four -year institutions, community colleges charge tuition to students that may…

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