It is no secret that attending a 4 Year University is extremely expensive. At the same time, it seems that in order to live a successful life you need to have a degree from a 4 Year University. Even if you are not able to afford a 4 Year College immediately out of High School, there is still a way to receive a degree!
Average tuition for attending a 2 Year Public Community College is less than $5,000 a year, as compared to nearly $10,000 for a 4 Year Public University ($30,000 for private). Taking advantage of the ability to transfer credits from a community college to a 4 Year University and still graduate in 4 years is key to allowing more people to attend college. If done strategically, nearly all credits taken at community colleges allow individuals to complete the core curriculum necessary to graduate from a 4 Year University.
If done right, people can save over $10,000 on average from tuition itself. This is not to mention the ability for Community College classes to be taken online and at night, allowing students to work full and part time jobs.
For those who truly want to be a college graduate, there are ways to make college more affordable and achievable!