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Challenging the Stigma

by Kamille Ritchie, Cactus Editor

When a person graduates from high school, a question they are likely to encounter is “Where are you going next?” Now some students already know they are attending a university, but for others, community college is the way to go. Both options are great because either way they will get a quality education; however, one option is far less expensive than the other.

Unfortunately, some consider one less favorable than the other. For many, there’s a certain stigma surrounding community college. “It isn’t ‘real’ college.” “It’s easier than university.” There are many who think community college is “beneath” them, but when you check the facts they may be more similar than some may think.

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