I'm a former CT-certified teacher who transitioned in 2012 to a new career in corporate records management with UBS AG. Since 2012 I've been gradually rising through the ranks within Group Corporate Services and consider myself a bonafide banking operations professional and proud of it! Off hours, my charitable contribution is doing my part to foster the conversation around college education for minority students.
Morgan - I understand your point, however the fact is that many community college students choose a two-year program not because that's ALL they can afford but because they fully intend on getting a 4-year degree in a cheaper fashion.
The National Student Clearinghouse recently published their findings from a study of graduates from more than 3,000 colleges. The study reveals that 45% of all students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2010-2011 had previously enrolled at a two-year college. So, the data does show that community colleges do play a significant role in four-year degree production. That's hopeful news.
Cowboy Rindler - Great minds think alike! I absolutely agree with you. I too have written about the benefits of attending community college as a precursor to getting a 4-year degree. Thanks for championing the cause! It's a financially smart way to go for a lot of people.
Wasim - I completely agree. College students using community college to help fulfilll general education/core curricular requirements is such a smart strategy to save money. Community colleges are gold mines and are completely underused across the nation.