Should Community Colleges offer Four-Year Degrees? Essay by Peerless

Should Community Colleges offer Four-Year Degrees?
A study into the educational benefits and pitfalls of Community Colleges offering four-year degrees.
# 6432 | 1,450 words | 9 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 08, 2003 in Education (Administration) , Education (Curriculum) , Education (Higher)

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Community colleges traditionally offer two-year degrees. This paper explores the possibility, costs, advantages and disadvantages of these same colleges offering four-year degrees as well. It discusses accreditation, student make-up and college classification.

From the Paper:

"Recently, the post-secondary educational market has seen many changes. Recent years have seen the advent of on-line schools, distance learning and a variety of two-year and community colleges have appeared on the market place. Many two-year community colleges currently offer transfer programs into four-year degree programs. Attending a two-year community college to complete the general requirements of a four-year degree program is quite cost effective. There are also several pitfalls, such as accreditation differences between the two programs. As a result, many times students waste valuable time and money in having to repeat work already completed at the two-year program because the four-year program will not accept the credits. For many students the idea of attending a four-year program is not possible because of cost restraints, yet they still wish the benefits afforded by a four-year degree. This raises an important question, should community colleges offer four-year degrees?"

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