“Community college is for those who can’t make it in a four year university”
Or for those who don’t want to pay $50,000 plus for a college education.
If you go to community college for two years, then transfer to a four year college, your degree is from the four year college, and you’ve saved at least $30,000. Plus interest.
That’s what we did. Little Marie2 graduated from UCLA with about $20,000 in student debt and a very nice degree.
Most all high schools, even small schools, now days have AP and dual credit classes. These cost even less than community college so high school students can get their first year and more knocked out so there’s no need for a community college pit stop. Passing the SAT or ACT with a medium writing score gives them one semester of freshman English. Taking AP tests, SAT subject tests and CLEP tests will either give them credit for their basics or will allow them into higher levels. High school students can also take dirt cheap online classes. Taking 2 years of high school foreign language will exempt them from taking it in college. With all that’s available there is no excuse not to graduate from high school without at least one year of college credit under their belt. If worked right, a kid from our little podunk high school could have upwards of 70 hours college credit by graduation.
Look on any college forum and anytime there’s concern over passing a 4 year university class, someone always recommends the easier local community college.