Wallet Hub: The Best and Worst Community CollegesAugust 24, 2017 |
by Richie Bernardo
Cost is often a major consideration when evaluating college prospects. And with tuition rates continuing to rise every year — not to mention all the other expenses related to attendance — many would-be students are easily priced out of a university education.
Community colleges offer a perfect solution — and a better alternative to forgoing higher education altogether.
During the 2016 to 2017 academic year, tuition and fees for full-time, in-state enrollment at a public two-year college averaged $1,760 per semester versus $4,825 at a public four-year institution and $16,740 at a four-year private school.