Every year around this time, I am struck by the growing number of college rankings available to prospective college students. While these reports can be helpful, many of them fail to include an option that nearly half of all U.S. undergraduate students choose to pursue–and one I know to be the single best path to opportunity for millions of Americans: community college.
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The best college in America has an 11:30 p.m. curfew. It doesn’t allow alcohol in the dorms, which must be kept meticulously clean. Students have to keep their hair neat, their shoes shined, their clothes crisply pressed. They also receive a world-class education, at no cost, and incur no debt–except for a duty to their country.
Although grants, scholarships and loans can significantly lower the costs of college, prices have increased faster than the rate of inflation. It’s important to prepare now, for cost difference later, particularly in the relams of higher education. With the economoy slowly crawling out of a deep recession, higher education now more than ever will be necessary to enter the labor markets of tomorrow. It’s probably a good idea to see what the cost of education will be in 5, 10, and 20 years from now.
Applying to college for the first time is complicated enough, but the process of transferring from a two-year to a four-year college can be dizzying. With little consistency in transfer policies from school to school, theres a lot to keep track of when changing colleges. Use the tips below to make a smooth transition. Read More »