Are There Public Community Colleges with Dorms?

Question: I have been out of high school and working for two years. I wasn't a great student in high school and didn't try hard enough, so now I would like to attend an affordable community college and later transfer to a 4-year college. However, I don't want to continue to live with my parents year-round and would like to live at my college. Do any public community colleges have dorms for students?

A growing number of public community colleges do offer on-campus living although these schools are still in the minority by far. If you want to find out which community colleges have dormitories, you can try using the College Board's “Big Future" search engine:

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