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the Cost of Tuition at a Junior College

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$ 70
Jan 2008
Amarillo, TX
Junior college affordable and respected  more... close row
$ 78
Jan 2008
Costa Mesa, CA
Three unit organic chemistry class at junior college  more... close row
$ 85
Sep 2006
Cleveland, OH
Junior college saves money  more... close row

Description of service

The service is about tuition costs and paying for college tuition. Choosing to attend a community college for the first two years of a bachelor's degree rather than paying for the high costs of college tuition at four year universities. The cost is $85 per unit.


Review of Service

I originally thought applying to a community college would be a hassle and that I would be subjected to an administrative nightmare but it wasn't. Also, I was originally worried that the quality of education would be far less than that at state schools and DEFINITELY less than private universities. I was wrong. There are issues with a community college that are less likely to occur as you move up the tuition scale--like dealing with dumb people--but there are still professors that care about education and the smaller classes offer better interaction. Choosing to spend 85 dollars per credit rather than 300 or even 1000 dollars (depending on state or private estimates) was a great decision


Tips

Before taking classes, meet professors that teach those classes. Sometimes community colleges have a turn over of poor adjunct professors that you are less likely to get at a larger university. Also, if you plan on going into a field that requires research experience, you may want to find out if the community college has cross-over or transfer capabilities. For example, I am a psychology major and I did not originally realize that I would have to make up a lot of lab and research work that most larger universities offer at the freshman and junior level.


$ 600
Sep 2007
Lawndale, CA
Full time plus extra credits for a semester  more... close row
$ 1200
Sep 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Full time student at junior college for a semester  more... close row
$ 1950
Jan 2008
Boston, MA
Junior college tuition for four classes and fees  more... close row
$ 205
Jul 2006
Mesa, Arizona
3 unit accounting class  more... close row
$ 248
Aug 2007
Dallas, TX
Junior college a good deal for in state students  more... close row
$ 57
Jun 2006
Blanton, FL
Price for one semester hour  more... close row
$ 6500
Jan 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Junior college degree helps with salary  more... close row
$ 98
Mar 2007
El Cajon, CA
One three unit class which was not very valuable  more... close row
$ 240
May 2008
Lake Worth, FL
One online accounting class through a junior college  more... close row
$ 6000
May 2006
Denver, Colorado
Junior college good when not sure of your direction  more... close row
$ 900
Aug 2006
Pine Bluff, AR
Maximum tuition for full time student  more... close row