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Advantages - Prestigious Universities or Community Colleges?
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Which is more beneficial to the majority of people who are going to colleges ?

More expensive but higher quality education and environment of a prestigious University or a cheap and easy institution such as a Community College, but only offers a two year study?


I would choose university. (Not because I'm already in one....)

Honestly, I would go for just the "name" and I would know that the success rate of me in a Uni would be much greater and that I am capable of making all the money back.

But some people have different point of views. They would rather go to CCs because they're cheaper and then transferring out after 2 years.



tobydiah wrote:

This post needs more thought in it since it's like comparing a Mansion to an apartment. Of course, people would refer Harvard over a community college. There's a reason why one declines some of the top ranked students worldwide while one accepts anyone. You can compare a regular 4 year university to a community college. Then you can ask whether going to the 4 year school is better or starting off at the community college then moving to the university for the last 2 years is better. Tough call then since it depends on your financial situation, what school you want to go to, what you want to do, and how you want your college life to be.



I'm not an idiot. So hypothetically, your family's economic condition has worsened and that now it's difficult to pay off the loans which are used in the universities. In this kind of dilemma, which school are you willing to go?
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It doesn't matter If you graduate from college or university. You're more bond to succeed by getting a good paid job either way.
There's no real difference between college or university. It all depends on your career. Some jobs prefer college students since they have more hands on experience. Well other jobs prefer University students since they have a harder work load and are believed to be more educated intellectually. Meaning book smart well the other is more hands on experienced.

So considering those four options. I would rather study in University-graduate. Then go to college for the more hands on courses. O_o


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Seems like I misunderstood. O_O
Had to edit my post. There seems to be a difference from where I am. When people usually say "community" college. We refer to those colleges in community centers where immigrants attend to get their education and graduate to work here owning a small business or something. Or people that dropped out from high school who are looking back to get back on their feet.
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I think going to University will benefit you more than Community college when you're getting a job.
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I can't say anything but agree with the first post.
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This post needs more thought in it since it's like comparing a Mansion to an apartment. Of course, people would refer Harvard over a community college. There's a reason why one declines some of the top ranked students worldwide while one accepts anyone. You can compare a regular 4 year university to a community college. Then you can ask whether going to the 4 year school is better or starting off at the community college then moving to the university for the last 2 years is better. Tough call then since it depends on your financial situation, what school you want to go to, what you want to do, and how you want your college life to be.
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if you're trying to get a job as soon as possible, then community colleges are better. if you're going for the long run, then if you're a university graduate, you're likely to be hired with a nice, decent paying job. however with the economy nowadays, even uni grads with master degrees have some trouble landing jobs.

next year i'll be a senior in high school, but i'll also be taking classes at a nearby community college. after i graduate i'll probably go to one of the big universities in texas like UT or Tech. i think i'll have around 5-6 college credits when i graduate. i could have more, but i hate english and science. hoping to major in business or finance.
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University.

JUST CAUSE THERE'S NO COLLEGES HERE IN BC THAT OFFER PHARMACY. <.<
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Universities because there would be higher chance of getting jobs

but I'd rather transfer from a community college to a university to save money :\
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i choose 4 yr university. it looks better on your resume. jk.
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It all depends on what field you want to be in.
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someone173 wrote:

It all depends on what field you want to be in.


Wanna elaborate on that?

That was very vague.
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Lechery wrote:


someone173 wrote:

It all depends on what field you want to be in.


Wanna elaborate on that?

That was very vague.


You won't see a doctor in college, and you won't see an auto mechanic in university.
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you save money by going to community colleges but you miss out on the freshmen experience. so it balances out. employers can careless about what community college you went to as long as you transfer to a nice university.
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Prestigious universities...that would be a good one
but then community college is better
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Personally, I would rather go to a prestigious university, mainly because I know I would have a better future. I definitely would rather have the higher quality education, even if it's expensive. I want to work in the medical field, so a university would help me alot more than a community college.

If you're planning to become a teacher or something, a community college might be better.
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DTKsyndrome wrote:

If you're planning to become a teacher or something, a community college might be better.


In order to become a teacher you need to graduate from University. Then 2 years in teacher's college.
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