I'm in my second year at community college, and it is the best choice I've ever made. First of all, I'm $0 in debt because I had a scholarship to attend for free. Even if you don't, CC is way cheaper-you'll pay $1000-$1500 per semester, depending on how many classes you take. People have this idea that CC doesn't have the same quality education-not true at all. In the Honors section, every single teacher I've had has been a Dr. in their field. Even in my non-honors courses, my teachers have had their PhD. or E.D. Most teachers at CC teach at a nearby university and pick up extra cash teaching us community college kids. If you apply yourself and take the right classes, you'll get the same (sometimes better) quality of education that you could get at a 4-year university. You're going to be required ot take general classes anyway (psych 101, philosophy 101, etc.) so why not do it for way cheaper? And plus, it's a place of redemption. I raised my grades at CC to all A's and now I'm going to get a better scholarship to my state university than I was offered 2 years ago. If you play it the right way, CC is the best choice.
It is usually much cheaper to go to community college for the first 2 years; especially if you can live with your folks. Often community colleges do a better job teaching basic and core courses than universities. Community college courses are often small classes taught by motivated instructors who enjoy teaching their subject while at universities the same courses may be taught to hundreds of students in an auditorium by teaching assistants or fellows who would rather be doing research or teaching higher level classes. Unless you have some reason to go to a university right away you are usually better off taking every course you can at community college and transferring. If you know the university you will be transferring to be sure to check with the university to be sure the courses you take will transfer. I found that my world history and political science classes did not transfer because the university courses covered different material.
It depends on what you want to study, but community college is way cheaper, and you can take the same basic courses and get them out of the way for a fraction of the cost. Also, if you are coming from a low-income household many times you can have all of your college courses paid for. In the long run, you will save thousands and thousands of dollars on college loans. Not to mention if you attend a comminty college near your home you can stay at home and save on dorm fees.
it would be better to go to a community college first because its is cheeper than a university but you r guaranteed a spot in a University and it is cheeper afterward
What about going to a Community College in a different state i would still have relatives to live with but is the college more expensive?