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Does four more years of school sound terrible?
OK, then: Maybe two years is an easier “pill to swallow”. If that’s the case, consider community college.
Community colleges—where you can earn an associate’s degree in two years—can be a great academic steppingstone to a university education or they can be a place for students to take courses they need to earn a certificate and improve their job prospects. Or something in the middle of those two options.
West Virginia has 10 schools in its system of community and technical colleges that offer many advantages.
Advantages of Community and Technical Colleges
Even though community colleges are very appealing, students may need to plan ahead when considering their future goals and timelines:
Jamie Dickenson, MBA, CEP
Independent Educational Consultant specializing in college admissions and financial aid, motivational speaker, business coach and owner of Jamie Dickenson, LLC., IEC Advisors, and Yoga Power, LLC.
Jamie Dickenson is not affiliated with Hartford Funds. Hartford Funds has separately contracted with Ms. Dickenson to provide additional insight about college savings issues.