Before reading this post, keep in mind that there are several factors, like injury, work, or family duties, that can alter how many semesters you should ideally complete at community college, so don't be too quick to worry about the average. However, if none of these factors affect you, read on and learn about the most common community college route.
The majority of students will take two years to transfer from community college. That is the expected time to complete an associates degree at community college and transfer to another academic institution to earn a bachelors degree. Some students transfer after one year, although in most cases I would not recommend it. See this post for why - Attend Community College For 1 or 2 Years, See Why...
How Long Will It Take You?
It is important to plan out how long it will take you transfer from community college. There are several factors to consider but in the end it's all up to you to decide, so make sure you're comfortable with your decision. Are you going to attend community college full-time or part-time? Will you have a full-time job? Do you have other responsibilities outside of school?
Take a look at your priorities and make a realistic goal for yourself. Once you have made your decision, be sure to stick to it! You're fully capable of achieving all of you goals with preparation and persistence.
If you're planning on going to community college full-time and making school your first priority, two years should be just right. This gives you enough time to develop solid study habits, earn an outstanding GPA, and build credibility since you clearly didn't just get lucky and score A's your first semester. This community college guide gives you a step-by-step plan to finish community college in two years and transfer to Ivy League or Tier 1 universities. After checking it out, you will see why I definitely recommend transferring after two years to get the most value out of community college.