Community College First?

Community colleges have been celebrated for creating an affordable learning environment open to more students as well as employing more professors, administrators and other staff in local economies. But junior colleges have also been chastised for allowing many students to drop in and out of classes for several years without ever achieving a degree or transferring to a university. But according to a recent article in the New York Times, […]

Community college tends to have a bad reputation. Even NBC created a sitcom chronicling every negative stereotype people think of when the words “community” and “college” are put together. However, attending community college might be the wisest decision you will ever make. Admission counselors at 4-year colleges are inundated with thousands of applicants from high school seniors who have similar characteristics, essays, and SAT scores. It is difficult to make […]

There are probably few people who doubt the impact that higher learning has upon earning potential. Over a lifetime, a 4 year college graduate earns an average of $1 million more than a high school graduate. For this reason, college has become extremely expensive and getting adequate financing can be a tough road to tread. There are essentially 4 separate types of loans designed to help people pay for their […]

Four-year residential colleges are extremely expensive, and can lead to massive student debt that can counter the benefits of attending college in the first place. That is one of the contributing factors as to why four out of ten high school students choose community college over a four-year university. In fact community colleges are the fastest-growing and largest sector of higher education. Two-year colleges may in fact be the best […]

America is now $1 trillion deep in student debt. This debt does not just affect those who experience it, but has a much broader reach than many people would think. People of all ages from those just entering college, to the retired should care about solving the student debt crisis. Student debt is in fact expanding at an exponential rate. In 2011, two thirds of students graduated with an average […]

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It is safe to say that colleges in America have turned into nothing more than big businesses. In the last few years colleges have raised tuition rates, which just happened to be during the worst recession this country has ever seen. Despite this, Americans are raised on the idea of college being the ticket to a better job and they are willing to risk going into debt in order to […]

Community colleges have played a fundamental role in empowering the youth with sustainable higher education. Indeed, their role in both local and international development can never be overlooked and especially when it comes to the delivery of competent professional manpower. New Jersey in particular has been a U.S stronghold in the provision of higher learning education through well versed and highly equipped learning institutions. At the moment, the state boasts […]

Sometimes things happen in your life that throw you off track, or maybe you never found the right track to begin with. This happens all the time to all types of people in the United States. People from all backgrounds may one day find themselves at a point where they don’t know what to do or where to go next. Getting an education is the key to your future and […]

Are you wondering how long can you go to a community college for? I’m sure we have all heard the stories about students staying at community college for several years and never making it out. Thankfully, that is just an extreme. Most students will transfer from community college after two years. However, you can attend community college as long as you want. If you want to go for one year, […]

Going to community college to save money is one of the smartest decisions you can make. You do not have to be a business major to know that paying tuition at community college is much cheaper than 4-year colleges and universities. And if you are a business major, I’m pretty sure that you have already calculated it out (unless you are a marketing major). Okay, I will leave you business […]

Do you want to become a pharmacist? Are you thinking about going to community college to become a pharmacist? If so, you are on the right track. Whether you currently have competitive grades or not, community college is probably the best option for you. In this post, we will discuss if becoming a pharmacist is right for you, how to get into pharmacy school and why community college to become […]

Have you decided on going to community college? Are you wondering how to get into a community college? Well, the process is pretty much the same for everyone. Unless, you are applying to community college honors programs, the requirements slightly differ. First off, most community college admissions require that you are 18 years of age and have a high school degree. There are ways around this, but you should at […]

When I first started promoting this site back in 2010, I had spent a lot of time on twitter. Unfortunately, if you search for the term “community college” on twitter, there are a lot of people that do hate on community college. Initially, it really bothered me that so many people hate on community college. Then, it became funny to me… I read a tweet by a freshman girl who […]

Are you planning on attending community college? Smart move, but are you worried about how much does community college cost? Obviously, it is a lot cheaper than going to a 4-year college. Yet, I totally understand wanting to know the actual costs so I decided to write this post. In this post, we will consider how much community college costs in regards to tuition, living and other general expenses. It […]

Community College Or University? Your Search For Answers Stops Here!

Can’t decide whether you’re going to spend your first year of higher education at community college or university? You know that community college can be a smart option, but you might be concerned about giving up a great college experience because of the idea that community college will not have the same social life and party scene as a university. You might think that you will get stuck at community […]

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How Long Does It Take To Transfer From Community College?

Community colleges are 2-year degree institutions. They offer associates degrees and the opportunity to transfer to NYU, UPenn, Harvard and other top universities. But, you might be wondering, how long does it take to transfer from community college? In this post, you’ll get an idea of how long it usually takes to transfer from community college. Additionally, I’ll share with you some insight about finishing in one year, two years or […]

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Defaulted Student Loans: How to Pick Up the Pieces

The worst thing you can do is ignore your student loan debt. This stuff just doesn’t go away. It accrues interest – interest that sneaks up on you until it smacks you in the face with a loan size that you have no hope of repaying. You don’t want to be shackled to this debt for the rest of your life, but you’re not sure what to do. It’s time […]

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Does Everyone Get Into Community College That Easily? Will You Get In?

Does everyone get into community college? It is supposed to be really easy right? Not exactly. Community colleges are great 2-year options for students to transfer to 4-year-colleges, including Ivy League and Tier 1 schools. However, they are still colleges that require an admissions decision, rejected or accepted. In most cases, you will not be rejected from community college as you would at top universities. Instead, you will be considered ineligible due […]

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Why Average Community College Debt Relieves 4-Year College Loans

If you tried to find out the average community college debt, you would probably have a hard time finding a solid statistic. Most major educational resources provide averages on student loans, debt, etc. However, they do not offer much information on 2-year community colleges. Why not? Community colleges are so cost effective that many students are able to pay their way through school. In many cases, community college foundations help […]

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