Sounds pretty darn snobby to me. At least they are trying to get an education and improve themselves.
I disagree completely. I think it is a really horrible way to think. The "wholier than though" attitude won't get you very far in this world. You don't know what people have gone through in their lives. People who have to scrape, save, and fight to continue their education are much more deserving than someone like you.
You said, "be able to afford". Don't assume things about people. You never know what is really happening in their lives. There are many reasons why someone might have to go to a smaller community college. Your comments, in my opinion, are quite ignorant.
Just like I said... ignorant.
Here are your "facts".
fall 2008, 44 percent of all undergraduates in higher education, or about 7.3 million students, were enrolled at community colleges. And this percentage is continuing to grow in spite of long-standing stigmas. Whether you’re considering taking some or all of your classes at a community college, here are a few myths about these institutes of higher learning we’d like to clear up once and for all:
Myth #1: Students go to community college because they weren't accepted by a four-year school.
Fact: There are many reasons students attend community colleges instead of traditional four-year colleges. Sure, a year or two in community college is necessary for some students to improve their grades and adjust to the challenges of a collegiate lifestyle but cost is one of the biggest incentives. According to the College Board, tuition and fees for public two-year schools averaged just $2,544 during the 2009-2010 school year – far less than the $50,000+ price tags of schools like UC Berkeley and Sarah Lawrence – which means students take out fewer loans and leave school with much less (if any) debt). Also, since schedules are much more flexible, even full-time community college students have the time to work while in college and save money without compromising their education. When all of these factors are paired with federal aid, scholarships and grants, students could go to a community college almost for free. Talk about the right way to manage your money!
Myth #3: If it costs less to attend, the quality of education must be worse.
Fact: We touched on this while clearing up Myth #1 but let us elaborate: Attending a community college allows students to get far more bang for their educational buck. The classes are nearly identical and oftentimes, community college faculty members also hold teaching positions at other four-year colleges in the area. The woman teaching your history class could actually be the same professor educating your best friend at Big State College or Private U. across town...but you’re on a first-name basis with her instead of being just another face in a 300-person lecture hall. Community college courses aren’t just watered-down versions of the ones taught at traditional schools, either; in fact, this Washington Post article cited some classes are even more challenging because professors are motivated by their students, who often display more drive than their four-year counterparts.
Myth #5: The degree you earn at a community college won’t get you as far career-wise as a degree from a four-year school will.
Fact: Excuse us for a moment while we laugh out loud because this assumption is just plain silly! Countless community college attendees have gone on to become household names in every sect of society. Who, you ask? There’s Oscar winners Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, fashion designer Calvin Klein, Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, astronauts James McDivitt, Eileen Collins and Fred Haise, MasterCard founder Melvin Salveson and the man responsible for many of our fondest childhood memories, Walt Disney. Your college experience is what you make of it regardless of where you go to school and these individuals certainly used every resource to their advantage!
As I said, ignorant.
Show me the statistics. Show me a website that provides statistical information about those that attend community college. Show me the statistics that say that the majority of people that attend community college do so because they fcked up in high school.
Those aren't stats. Far from it.
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I don't see a single statistic that backs up your statement. Strange, considering you put so much importance on math.
Not true. A friend of mine who was a straight A student all through school chose Pheonix due to it being more convenient for him, not because he was a **** up or wasn't accepted to "better" schools....