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Community College vs. Four-Year University

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Which should you choose community college?

Many families find themselves asking this question, and for each student, the answer is different.

Group of students with backpacks with back to camera heading toward bricked buildingA community college can be less expensive than a traditional university and is designed so that students can choose to transfer credits to a traditional college or university later. Many people choose to take general education courses for two years at a community college before moving to a university. In part, by living at home, they save money. Others find that their career goals can be easily met by the courses found at a community college. These include many technical fields that larger universities do not offer.

The wide range of classes offered at a community college allows students who may be undecided on a career to experience a variety of fields without spending too much money in doing so. Often, you may not know what you like until you try it!

Statistically, students who transfer to a four-year institution from a community college are far more successful than those students who jump right to a four-year college or university. Many classes are smaller than universities allowing for a more hands-on approach between instructor and student. A more nurturing classroom environment is a sound way to help your child make a smooth transition from high school to college.

Davidson-Davie prides itself on offering tremendous value for students by providing a solid education while helping students plan their future whether it is for an immediate career or continuing education.

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