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Advice for Success in Community College

NEW - Community colleges are an excellent choice for students who seek an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s diploma at a university. This article highlights a few strategies for your success at community college.

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Community College The Perfect Fit For International Students

NEW - International students researching colleges abroad in the United States often times encounter a new term, Community College, when seeking postsecondary institutions of higher learning. Community colleges are a rarity outside of the United States but a staple of the United States educational environments for students here and a most welcoming place for international students to attend to start their college careers.

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Community College: A Viable Alternative to University

As the reality of a worldwide recession starts to hit home, many high-fliers who have children attending international schools around the globe may find themselves in the position of no longer being able to afford that big-name university with the $40,000 annual tuition and are seeking less expensive alternatives. Many parents in this category might just dismiss the notion of their child attending a community college without getting past their ingrained idea of what these institutions are like.

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Benefits of Choosing a Community College

Why do students from all over the world choose to come to the United States and study at a community college? There are numerous answers to that question but some of the most important are: the option to complete the first two years of a Bachelors degree before transferring on to a university, the affordable tuition rates compared to a four year university, the flexible English language requirements and the focus by faculty on classroom teaching.

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The US Community College Experience

Many years ago I entered the United States with two pieces of luggage, a small white plywood desk, a bicycle, a microwave oven, and a twin bed. As I waited at the border crossing, I nervously clenched my immigration paperwork. My passport and 1-20 immigration documents were crumpled and damp with sweat. In a few days I would begin classes at a community college. My border crossing that day would come to represent my crossing over to another life and a second chance at my education. My experience from that point on has contributed to my strong commitment to international education and the value of a community college education.

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Community Colleges in the United States: Stepping Stones to Higher Education

More Americans are enrolled in community colleges than in any other type of higher education institution. But these popular post-secondary schools are not very well understood outside the United States. What are community colleges and why should international students take a closer look at them?

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Start Your Bachelor's Degree at a Community College in the USA

There are more than 1,000 community colleges in the United States, enrolling nearly 6 million students each year with more than 500,000 associate degrees awarded annually. Many students begin their education at a community college and transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's degree. Over the past four decades, many millions of students have taken advantage of this path to a bachelor's degree.

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What is a Community College?

The most practical way to describe a community college is to say that it is an institution of higher education that offers both technical and general education associate degrees and typically offers a host of certification programs and specialty training programs. Contrary to old notions about community colleges being no more than a glorified vocational school, community colleges offer accessible, affordable, high quality education that fulfills a growing demand for higher education attainment. Included in their academic offerings, community colleges typically offer a variety of programs to meet a diversity of student demands. In short, students have options at a community college that would fulfill their needs for specific career training or their need for general courses to be used toward attaining a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Consider a Community College

International students who are planning to study in the United States should consider studying at a community college when they begin their undergraduate studies. Many educational choices are available in the United States, including private colleges, state colleges, major universities, technical/trade schools, and community colleges; however, international students may be unfamiliar with the concept of a "community college" since they are not often found in many countries of the world. In fact, community colleges have their origin in the U.S., where they are both numerous and successful. Drawing upon my 35 years of working at a community college with international students, I'll try to provide a brief history and overview as well as outline some of the advantages of studying at a community college.

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Junior or Community College: What is the Difference?

Community colleges play a very important role in the U.S. educational system. They have existed for more than a hundred years and offer a variety of educational opportunities for their students. While community colleges initially existed to provide a general liberal arts education, this focus changed over time, and now community colleges focus on programs and services that meet the needs of the local community. This allows for a unique partnership between the community college and its community.

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