A new article from the Associated Press dives into the benefits of attending community college and transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor's degree. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, community college transfer students make up nearly half of all bachelor's degree earners.
The article highlights the cost savings of attending community college, as tuition is typically lower than at four-year universities. Additionally, students can complete their general education requirements in a smaller and more supportive environment, potentially leading to higher grades and a smoother transition to a four-year institution.
The article also notes that community college transfer students often perform as well as, or even better than, students who start at a four-year university. It encourages students to consider community college as a valuable option for their education and to take advantage of transfer agreements between community colleges and four-year universities.
However, as the article emphasizes, students should consider all options when pursuing higher education.