Community Colleges with Dorms

Community colleges are designed to be low cost institutions that serve their local communities. This holds up for urban and suburban settings, but what if you live in a rural area that doesn’t have a community college? For instance, there are only eleven certified community colleges in California that are north of Sacramento. For the sake of ...

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The Advantages of Attending Community College

My eighteen-year-old brother just graduated from high school. He was never a straight-A student, and he hated doing homework. By sheer test-taking talent, he managed to pass his classes with decent grades. Because of his lack of internal motivation in academics, he knew that attending a four-year university was a long shot. But just because a large...

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How To Transfer from Community College

One of the primary purposes of community college is to allow someone to complete their first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring to a four year to finish the upper division work. However, it can be a slow process. It took me three years to finish my work at community college before I transferred to UC Davis. It’s enti...

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Best Community Colleges In California

Community colleges are an effective stepping stone towards a bachelor’s degree. I’m speaking from personal experience here, as I transferred to UC Davis after three years at a California community college. In fact, my first three months at a university cost as much as three years at a community college! With that said, these are some of...

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Top Community Colleges in California

California has been my home for 21 years and I couldn’t imagine it any different. It is also home of several beaches, beautiful hills and great community colleges. The following are what I consider to be five of the top community colleges in California (the Golden State). Cuesta College Located in the wonderful city of San Luis Obispo, Cuesta...

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Should I Go To Community College?

Around this time of year when people are beginning to receive college acceptance or rejection letters and decide where they are going to spend the next four years of their life one particular question crosses everyone’s mind: Should I go to Community College? Community College or Bust For some people the alternative option besides community colle...

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How Community College Benefited Me

When I was a senior in high school, I was so excited to go away to college and live that “college” life that I’d seen in so many movies.  Even if my school of choice was only a half hour away from my house, I was pumped to be on my own. College = Expensive After graduation, the idea of college was finally real.  It wasn’t ...

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Pro’s and Con’s of Attending a Community College

College.  The beginning of a new chapter, and possibly your first experience of being away from home. This can be a challenging step to take, and you may not be ready for it.  That’s ok – attending a community college may be the perfect option for you.  Here’s a list of the pro’s and con’s of attending a community college first bef...

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