Community College Tuition is Affordable

 by: Michael Carter


Community colleges are local colleges that offer two year degrees and certifications. Students can take classes at community college and earn credits toward a two year or four year degree program.

Community college tuition rates can be quite affordable for anyone wishing to persue a college degree. On average community college tuition is lower than four year universities.

The national average college tuition cost for public universities is $4,694 per year for in state residents. This figure includes both tuition rates and fees for a full time student. The average college tuition cost at private colleges and universities is around $20,000 per year in tuition and fees.

Now compare this to the average community college tuition rate. The average cost of community college tuition is only $2,076 per year. This is less than half than a traditional four year public university and much less than a private college.

Attending a community college will also help offset the costs if a student decides to continue his or her education toward a bachelor's degree. Since community college tuition rates are lower, students are not as likely to be accumulating student loans which will help their financial state in long term future.

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Michael Carter is a contributor at http://CollegeFinancialAidGuide.com an online resource for college students with information about financial aid, student loans and scholarships.








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