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5 Reasons to Consider Community College

Community colleges are increasingly becoming a primary option for many high school graduates and adult learners ready to return to school. Regardless of what career field you are interested in, here are the top reasons you should consider exploring the community college option. 

Community colleges are increasingly becoming a primary option for many high school graduates and adult learners ready to return to school. Regardless of what career field you are interested in, here are the top reasons you should consider exploring the community college option. 

Flexibility: For students whose lifestyles include working while in college, community college schedules often are more flexible than a four-year institution. They are familiar with catering to students of all ages and backgrounds. Evening, weekend and online options give students flexibility to take a full load or a few classes. 

Academic Quality: Community colleges strive to offer quality education by focusing on new technology that improves the student’s experience. Students also can explore new and traditional majors from a different, hands-on perspective. 

Transferability: Community colleges make it easy to transfer to a four-year college. The STARS (Statewide Transfer Articulation and Reporting System) program helps students in Alabama make a smooth transition to a four-year college, and seamlessly complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information, go to stars.troy.edu, or talk to an academic advisor. 

DID YOU KNOW? Many universities offer special scholarships to transferring community college students. 

Smaller Class Sizes: Smaller classes support individual learning and increase the supportive environment to ensure that students succeed. 

Affordability: Community college tuition is four times less than the average private college, so students can easily finance their education with significantly less debt. Scholarships are based on High School GPA (not ACT score). Many students save money on room and board by living at home.  

DID YOU KNOW? No ACT or SAT score is required for admittance to a community college. 

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