University vs. College

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While many times it is not about the grades and getting into college, it is all about the other aspects including financial issues, level of independence and whether or not a major is already determined. Community College and four year Universities are both excellent choices, but are meant for vastly different people. If someone has a set career path in mind such as a lawyer, then pursue law school in a four year University. But if that person is not prepared to leave home or has no set goals in mind, then Community College would be a much better choice for that individual. The education that Community College provides is different from that of a four year university. While many people believe that University is by far better, "Community Colleges tend toward fewer students per class, which means more student/teacher interaction. This is good for students who like access to their instructors so they can ask questions and avoid getting lost"1. Fewer student to teacher ratio means more one on one time with student and teacher, therefor enhances a students learning. It also means more recognition per student and individual teaching. At Universities there is much less one on one time. Classrooms and lectures are fully crowded with hundreds of students per one teacher. Although, Community College cannot provide students with the same degrees that Universities can, "Most general ed. coursework that a University requires of its freshmen and sophomores can be taken at a Community College. At a University you can be educated to within an inch of your life: they offer Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and Doctorates"2. Therefore, Community College and Universities give different types of education. In Universities one can have many more opportunities for pursuing one's career, but in Community College one can receive more help and more time to figure out what they would
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