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    A college degree can be very useful considering that a lot of jobs now require a degree of some sort. College graduates that hold a degree can make up to 30,000 more dollars per year than a high school graduate holding a diploma. This makes college tempting and makes it seem like it is necessary. There is a huge financial downside to college, the average person comes out of college with around 35,000 dollars of debt, which can make people wonder if college is even worth it. We need to…

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    causes. Some of the options available in exchange for these scholarships are recycling1, helping friends and family quit smoking2, or even just making a card for someone in your community to show your appreciation3. There are several ways I intend on cutting the costs of college expenses. One way is attending community college instead of a university to attain my associate’s degree. I am also living in my parent’s home as I work towards my associate’s and will possibly live with them when I work…

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    cost. In addition to these factors, students have to choose a school that offers their degree program. During my senior year of high school, I researched many different schools and weighed the pros and cons. I chose Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) because I was unsure of my career path and the lower tuition suited my finical needs. During my senior year, I considered studying chemistry and engineering, but I was uncertain in a career path. When searching for a school to attend…

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    Wake Technical Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina. Enrollment reached a record high of 22,000 students for the fall, 2014 (The News & Observer, 2014). Furthermore, a significant number of classes are taught online, and as of last year, more than 3,300 students were in online programs; a number that has doubled within five years (The News & Observer, 2014). According to Bryan Ryan, the Senior Vice President of Curriculum Education Services, states that “while…

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    The Struggles of a Community College Student: A Thirst for Knowledge and a Degree I grew up impoverished. Financially underprivileged, my parents whose total annual net salary of $3000 struggled to raise me and my brother to afford basic education. They did not miss to provide our needs, in fact they provided more than what was expected. I lived in a developing country where I was forced to wake up 4am to pump up water six blocks from my house. Considering my parent’s income, our daily staple…

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    ‘til You Make It”: Why Community College Students’ Aspirations “Hold Steady,” written by Kelly Nielsen. The article focuses on people who come from low-income families and are also in the lower class of society and how their aspirations of attending a four-year university might change while attending a community college. The purpose of this research is to find out the reasons why people’s aspirations of attending a four-year university change after attending community college. I decided to…

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    suggested and promotes the idea of community collge being free for Two Years. The article “As he promotes it, Some questions Obama’s Free Community College Idea” by Joanne Jacobs, gets the views and discusses about the idea with students and politicians. I believe that it would be a good move to make the first two years of community college free, there is so much that will benefit out of this move. The whole country would benefit if the first two years of community college were free. It…

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    (Problem) Community colleges in California help students transfer to universities, enter the labor force, and/or promote within their current field of occupation. One of the greatest threats community colleges in the state encounter is losing their accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The ACCJC is one of several accrediting agencies in the US that strives to hold community colleges accountable by periodically assessing and accrediting them.…

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    Community colleges used to partake a reputation for being less academically serious. However, they’ve astonished by a large amount of opportunities for all students that want to succeed. A whole viewpoint of positive perspectives upholds among those that remain on the run for a new pathway. Moreover, standards and recognition improved along with the level of education students receive. Choosing a community college greatly benefits students making it the best choice of school. Also, diversity…

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    offer free two year community college for responsible students that maintain a part time schedule with a 2.5 GPA. This proposal offers hope to students that want to be successful and need access to the middle class. There is positive effects of this proposal but also drawbacks. According to the documentary “Discounted Dreams” there is a twenty percent increase of enrollment into community colleges that is straining the system. This proposal of free two year community college will become a great…

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