.munity Colleges; Who Are They For-googims

College-University Many people think that the distinctive feature of .munity colleges is that they offer two-year degrees, but they differ from four-year colleges in many other ways as well. The biggest difference between two and four year colleges is that the two year colleges focus on the needs of students, including working adults, whose needs are not being fully met by four year colleges. And, as intended, the creation of .munity colleges has made it possible, as have online degree programs, for more students than ever to continue their educations beyond high school. The low cost of .munity colleges has helped attract students who may have otherwise failed to continue their educations beyond secondary school. In particular, .munity colleges seem to enroll a far greater percentage of adult students, minority students, and part time students than four year colleges and universities. Aside from very affordable tuition and fees, .munity colleges attract students with a very simply, non-threatening application process. First of all, their open admissions policies assure admission to all high school graduates and/or everyone who has earned a GED. And, .munity college applicants need not take the ACT or SAT, submit letters of re.mendations, or write essays. .munity college admissions policies reflect their mission; to afford easy access to all. Many four year colleges have firm deadlines after which they will not consider applications for admission. No such deadlines exist at most .munity colleges. It should be noted that although virtually all applicants are admitted to .munity colleges, admission to particular majors may require experience and/or .pletion of prerequisite coursework. For instance, admission to a nursing program might well require coursework in science and/or mathematics. Although four-year colleges are more likely to offer more evening and weekend classes than ever before, .munity colleges are often more focused on offering classes at times that allow working adults to .plete degree programs without taking time away from their careers. Only online colleges are more convenient. Another value of .munity colleges is their ability to offer vocationally related courses or programs for students who seek training but may not wish to .plete a degree program. In fact, although many people think of .munity colleges as the first stop on a journey to earn a bachelors degree, only about 25% of .munity college students subsequently enroll in a four-year college or university. In general, .munity colleges are likely to be a good choice for students who are not confident about their academic skills, students whose schedules do not allow them to enroll in day classes, and students whose educational goals do not include a bachelors degree. Others, as well, may find that a .munity college meets their needs; for many students, it’s an inexpensive option worth thinking about. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: