2 years ago
Paying for College

Is a CC good choice or is a 4-year just better

What are the pros and cons of going to a CC compared to a 4-year. I am not entirely sure what im going to major but I will minor in history ( love history but it just makes no money).

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2 years ago

There are some great answers here! As a History major, one thing I would like to add you can certainly make a fair living after majoring in history! History is a highly interdisciplinary major that will teach you about political science, sociology, literature, international affairs, economics, and many more subjects depending on what you focus on. A History major will also teach you how to conduct research, write well, and analyze information, all of which are sought after skills in many industries.

While it is true that history-focused jobs can have rather low starting salaries (though the salaries become quite generous higher up on the career ladder), History majors are not limited to working in museums or academia. Work and internship experience is often more important to today's employers than majors, so History majors are able to find success in a plethora of career fields.

In any case, a History major and minor is a lifelong investment that will enrich your understanding of the world around you. Hope this helps!

2 years ago


- Money! Although you can rack up tens of thousands of dollars in debt by attending a 4-year college, CCs are far cheaper (and, in some cases, free.)

- More of an opportunity to explore career options. Not only are classes far cheaper, but most CCs offer extremely flexible schedules with multiple career pathways.

- Much easier to transfer to a college of your choice after 2 years. Even for the most selective of universities, transfer admit rates are way higher than freshman admit rates.

- Close to home. This could either be a pro or con, depending on how you view it, but you will save even more money on transportation, food, and housing.

- Typically lighter workload & small class sizes!


- Limited campus life. Although CCs typically offer athletics, organizations, and clubs, they are not nearly as prominent or diverse as they would be at a 4-year institution.

- Missing out on many aspects of the traditional college experience, such as living in dorms or attending large football games. This can be a bit isolating at times.

Ultimately, it depends on what your long-term goals and financial status are :) Both are good options, and both will lead you to success.

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