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Community College 101: Community College Resume
1,138: Number of community colleges in U.S.
992: are public community colleges
96: are independent community colleges
40: are native American community colleges
750,399: number of Associates Degrees conferred in 2012-2013 school year
Location, Location, Location: Where Are They?
Number of Community Colleges:
Large cities: 186
Fringe of large city: 227
Mid-sized cities: 315
Fringe of mid-sized city: 77
Large Town: 60
Small town: 296
Student Demographics: Who Goes There?
28: average student age
57: percentage of women students in CCs
43: percentage of male students
50: percentage of white students
21: percentage of Hispanic students
6: percent Asian
1: percent of native American students
2: 2 or more races
4: percent unknown
1: percent non-resident alien
Other Student Demographics
First generation to attend college: 36%
Single parent: 17%
Students with disabilities: 12%
Working and Learning at the Same Time
Full time students employed full time: 22%
Full time students employed part time: 40%
Part time students employed full time: 41%
Part time students employed part time: 32%
Who Pays More? Average Annual Tuition (2014-2015)
Community college, public, in district: $3,347
4 year college, public, in state: $9,139
Pros and Cons: Why Attend a Community College?
Flexible Schedule (allowing for off campus work)
Can explore more options (after all, it’s cheaper)
Smaller class size
Good for transition (to a 4 year school if you want to)
Lack of campus life
Famous Community Colleges’ Alums
- George Lucas, Billionaire Director, Producer Star Wars, Modesto Junior College
- Nolan Ryan, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, Alvin Community College
- Clint Eastwood, macho Hollywood star, Oscar winning director, Los Angeles City College
- Morgan Freeman, movie star, Los Angeles City College
- Eddie Murphy, comedian, movie star, Nassau Community College, New York
- Burt Reynolds, actor, Palm Beach State College, Florida
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