Continuing my short series on the role of community college in education, I wanted to address an area that many may not consider: That community colleges in Colorado can give you the same first two years of education you would get at a four year college, but at a much lower cost – 1/3 or less.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education has aligned the first two years of many classes across all public higher ed institutions in the state. What does this mean for a student? It means that if a student takes (example) “English 101” at any higher ed institution, it is the same class and if it’s a part of the Guaranteed Transfer Pathways, it will be accepted by any public higher ed institution as a transfer credit.
What this means for the student is that there is a very cost effective way to get their first two years…
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