Community College vs. Four-Year College Article Type: Fight Club
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An Associate’s degree tends to prepare students for a very specific career, which may limit options after graduation if you decide that particular career isn’t for you.
Money and time. You need to be sure that your plans for the future require a four-year degree, and that the cost of your education is worth the cost.
Bet on Community College If:
You plan to eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree, but want to save money and/or raise your GPA before attending a four-year college.
You have a specific career in mind and a community college Associate’s degree is the way to get there.
Bet on a Four-Year College If:
Your plans include a professional-level career that requires a Bachelor’s degree or graduate school, and the finances make sense.