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Why Choose Community College?

Your community college is the ideal place to chart the next phase of your life, with a strong track record of meeting the needs of nontraditional students. Nationally, 15% of the community college student population is over age 40. The average community college student age is well above the traditional four-year college at 28 years.

Community colleges offer flexible classes, connections to volunteer and work opportunities, and short-term education programs that cater to your interests and needs.

Community Colleges offer:

  • Programs designed to fit your lifestyle, whether you are employed full time, retired, or entering college for the first time.
  • Support services to help learners of every age get the most from their education.
  • Flexibility, diversity, and a user-friendly environment.
  • Affordable programs and some financial aid options.