Community College Rankings Show Missouri, Arkansas Schools on Top


Perhaps the biggest ongoing concern about higher education is cost. Students and their families often struggle to manage paying for college. The dream of experiencing a stereotypical four-year education on an ivy-covered campus can be quite powerful and, unfortunately, may override the realities of limited finances. This, in turn, can lead to excessive student (and parent) loans and a near lifetime of indebtedness. Starting small and finishing big is often the story of community college (CC) graduates.

Of course, CCs don't have nearly the flash and ambiance of four-year campuses, but they do have the potential to deliver a solid education and can put students on the path to happiness and success in their life's work.

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