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					Community Colleges in the USA


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                      Key Topics


• About Community Colleges

• Paths to a Bachelor’s Degree

• Top 10 Reasons for Attending
                 About Community
                    Colleges

• More than 1,200 public and independent
  community colleges in the U.S.
• 11.6 million students enrolled
• 46% of undergraduates in the U.S. are
  community college students
                   About Community
                      Colleges

• 2-year academic institution
• Offers:
  – Associate’s Degree (2-year degree)
  – Technical Certificate
  – Academic credit towards bachelor’s degree
    (2+2 program)
                        Paths to a BA

                Bachelor’s Degree


4 years at a 4-year              2 years at a 4-year
university/college               university/college


                                    2 years at a
                                 community college


                High/Secondary
                    School
              2+2 Community
             College Programs
   2 years at community college


2 years at 4-year university/college


        Bachelor’s degrees
                   Associate’s Degree


• 2 years of coursework
• Student must earn at least 60 college credits
• Popular areas of concentration include:
  education, accounting, liberal arts, psychology
• Half-way marker towards earning a bachelor’s
  degree
• Can be completed without transfer at a
  community college
                               Technical
                              Certificates
• Range from 1-2 year programs
• Series of classes that focus on a particular area of
  specialty
• Can be completed without transfer at a community
  college
• Classes can often count towards future degree
• Popular certificates include: nursing (LPN), law
  enforcement, radiology, and computer technologies
                Top 10 Reasons for
                    Attending
                Community Colleges
1. Lower Cost
2. Transfer Opportunities
3. Flexible English Proficiency
   Requirements
4. Focus on Teaching
5. Small Class Size
               Top 10 Reasons for
                   Attending
               Community Colleges
6. Practical Training
7. Modern Technology
8. Program Variety
9. Local Culture
10. Student Support Services
                     More information

• American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
  www.aacc.nche.edu
• Community College Baccalaureate Association
  www.accbd.org

• Community Colleges in the USA
  www.communitycollegeusa.com

• 50states.com
  www.50states.com/cc
 TEST YOUR
KNOWLEDGE
                Question 1:

          True or False:

A student can obtain a bachelor’s
degree from a community college in
the United States.
                     Answer 1:

                False
Community colleges do not offer 4-year
degrees (bachelor’s degree). However,
many have relationships with 4-year
universities/colleges that allow students to
transfer after completing 2 years of
community college courses, at which time a
student can pursue a bachelor’s degree.
                Question 2:

          True or False:

Students can earn an associate’s
degree at a community college.
                Answer 2:

             True
Community college students can earn
an associate’s degree by earning at
least 60 credits.
               Question 3:

         True or False:

Community colleges cost the same as
4-year institutions.
                   Answer 3:

               False
Tuition at community college is
significantly lower than at a 4-year
university/college.
Thank you

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