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University Versus a Community College One major decsion one must make after exiting high school is whether to go to a university or stay home and go to community college Although universities and community colleges serve the same purpose the two differ in their learning environment convenience and admission requirements When choosing to attend a university or a community college the learning environment each has to offer is a factor to consider A university can leave a student who is unfamiliar with the campus lost University campuses can be several miles in area and each department can consist of a number of different buildings Unlike universities smaller community colleges consist of just a few buildings and are no bigger then a larger sized high school Another advantage community college students have is the size of the classes At a community college the classes are made up of no more then forty people This can be an overwhelming advantage because this gives students a chance to interact with their professor which provides an easier learning experience At a university the student can be placed in a classroom the size of an auditorium with two to three hundred people possibly watching the professor on a previously recorded tape Convenience is another characteristic to look into when contrasting the two Community colleges can be very convenient because of their location One could stay in their hometown drive ten minutes and be at school The choice to go to a university can leave a person paying rent monthly on a dorm or apartment that is still ten to twenty minutes away from class Which leads to the next point a university can be very costly The tuition alone can cost a fortune Then the person still has to pay for his room board food etc Without a scholarship of some sort universities are virtually impossible to afford even for the average middle class family However if one
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