Community college saves money

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Summerlynn Smith

Jack Plewa, Opinion Editor

Many students want to go to college, but many don’t because it is too expensive. However, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Students can choose to start for two years at a community college instead.

Community college is a much less expensive way to receive general education. However, many students don’t think that it’s okay to go to community colleges because it’s not as prestigious as universities.

For example, community colleges don’t always have as many sports and clubs as four-year universities, the campus is typically smaller, and the don’t always have dorms. However, that’s not what is most important.

It’s better for students not to have as much debt after college. Many students also don’t always know what they want to do later in life. So what’s the point of students going to an expensive four-year university?

Students shouldn’t think twice about going to community college. Not only will it help them financially, but it will help them to decide what they want to do in life. Then, if students still want to go to school for a bachelor’s degree, they could go to a bigger university.

Many students also feel that community colleges are for “stupid” people, but that’s not true. No matter what, college is college, big or small. Some very successful people went to community colleges.

For example, Clint Eastwood went to Los Angeles City College, and he is currently worth $375 million, according to huffingtonpost.com. Steve Jobs went to De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California, and he was worth $10.2 billion.

Going to community college is the smarter decision not only because it saves students money on tuition, but they are usually a lot closer than universities, so students won’t have to worry about spending money for room and board.

Community colleges typically also have open-door admission, which means anyone can register, as long as they have a high school diploma or GED, according to communitycollegereview.com.

Other advantages include being more flexible with students’ schedules, and allowing students to work and earn money. Class sizes are also smaller, which will help students to have more one-on-one time with teachers. Having smaller classes makes students feel more comfortable because it isn’t as intimidating as larger university classes.

Overall, going to community college is definitely the smarter choice.