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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, Second Edition by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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34. Why Community Colleges Are Popular

The first concern of the research university is, unsurprisingly, research. Community colleges, by contrast are far more focused on teaching, and some are doing it better than even the most esteemed four-year institutions.

—Kevin Carey, policy director at Education Sector

With college prices continuing to climb, community colleges are growing in popularity. Teenagers who never would have considered a community college as a serious option are changing their minds.

Nearly 44% of all undergraduates attend community colleges. If you don’t find that statistic surprising, surely this one is: One out of every seven college students in this country attends a community college in California.

With roughly 1,200 community ...

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