The transfer process needs to be more accessible and appreciated. Students can knock out their core classes in community college and transfer to their end goal university for the more Major-specific, specialized classes. By having community college specialize in core classes, costs of tuition both there at at the university level might also decrease.
1) Universities have programs where students can transfer into school after doing a year at a community college. Why not offer this opportunity to more students that get accepted? They can have the option to save money on tuition by electing to take their core classes at the community college and transferring them to the university.
2) For this to work, we have to change the mindset of the population, including students, faculty, and employers. It has to be a respected financial decision, and we cannot look down or discriminate them because of that choice. This path needs to be seen as a financial decision and not as a route for less intelligent people.