|Advantages of Attending a Community College|
Save Money - On Tuition
The cost to attend a university has been rising steadily, and the vast majority of universities charge thousands of dollars per semester - leaving students with a large amount of debt after they graduate. Many students are discovering they can save thousands of dollars by enrolling in a community college for the first two years before transferring to a university. Community college tuition and fees are much lower than those at universities, and enrolling in a community college allows you to achieve the same level of academic success at a fraction of the cost.
Save Money - Live at Home
Living on campus in either a dormitory or an apartment can be costly. Dormitory housing can cost as much as $4,000-$5,000 per year. Living at home while attending a community college for your first two years of school can save you thousands of dollars.
Complete Your Basics
Core curriculum courses in the State of Texas are transferrable to any public college and university. This means that the core courses you take at TSC will transfer to UT-Brownsville or any other Texas public institution.
Faculty Focus on Teaching
Small Class Sizes
Improve your Skills
Community colleges offer a wide variety of support services to assist students in improving their skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Students who begin their academic careers at a community college and then transfer to a university are more successful than those who begin at a university.
Flexible Class Schedules
More than 80% of community college students work part-time or full-time jobs and many have family responsibilities. Community colleges offer unique opportunities for working students and new parents to enjoy the benefits of education, at a pace that fits their busy lives, by offering classes during the day, evening, and sometimes on weekends to accommodate students’ work schedules and family commitments.
One-Year and Two-Year Degrees
Community colleges offer students the option to specialize in a field and enter the workforce after completing a degree in just one or two years. This option appeals to many students who do not have the time or resources to obtain a 4-year degree. Additionally, community colleges maintain close working relationships with area employers to assist graduates in locating and securing employment after completing their education.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:23|