Edgar Pastor
Sefferino Ramos
English 101
March 18, 2017
Whats a better decision a 2 year college or 4 year college?
These resources are comparing two routs a high school student can go right after they graduate from high school. Many high school students ask themselves: Whats the difference between a two year college from a four year college?. This is a very difficult decision a high school students have to make when they graduate high school. Overall these articles compare the two different type of colleges a two year and a four year. In my opinion a two year college is better to attend right after high school. The reason why the articles think students should attend a two year college right after high school is because one: is way cheaper, two: gives you more time to think of a career, and three: smaller classes range from 20-30 students therefore easier to communicate with professor for help. These are the reasons why the articles think community colleges are way better off for high school graduated.
One of the first article i read was “Are Too Many People Going to College?” by Charles Murray. Charles believes that more people should be getting the basics of a liberal education through out middle school and high school. He thinks all Americans should learn history, science, and great works of art, music, and even literature. He makes a great point because if our country wants to become more powerful and increase our ability to learn more things we should all start learning at a very young age. Therefore, so when students attend college they know what careers they want go for. In their opinion high school students should make a good choice and attend a two year college first, it saves students money and they can take their pre-requisite courses .

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Another article I read was “4 Ways Community College Life Differs From the 4-Year College Experience” by Alexandra Pannoni. She wrote her article on a high school student named Elissa Sanford. Elissa didn’t know what her best choice was if attending to a two year college or a four year. She finally made up her mind and taught that a two year would save her money and would be taking the same classes as if she would attend to a four year college. She graduated with an associate degree and transferred to a four year college and also was working to get her bachelor’s degree in biology. Alexandra believes that she made a great choice because she saved money and took the same classes she would of took anywhere she would of attended her first two years of college.
Third article i read was “What’s the Difference Between Community College and University? by Janelle Matrow. She had great points in her article, but one of the best points in my opinion she made was that if a student lives in campus they can have more freedom but students could also have it a bit difficult. The reason why she said it can be a bit difficult is because they might have to work, they would have more expenses. Many students might have to ask themselves how many hours can they work while maintaining their GPA they desire. This is another reason why Janelle feels like a two year college is a better option, you wont have to worry about more expenses and put more pressure.

2 vs 4 expenses

Forth article i read was “Differences Between Community Colleges and 4-Year Colleges”. This article compares both colleges, it all depends what type of degree or certification they need for their career. If a student wants to save money and still not sure what career he’s heading for, he should attend to a two year college. But if a student has his career planed out and wants to go for his masters and not transfer later after his two year college then he can go straight to a four year. It basically depends on the career the graduate wants, but the article still think its a good idea to attend to a two year college because most college students change majors once they are in college.
Finally, last scholar source i read was “Two-Year vs. Four-Year Colleges: Which One is Right for You?” This article mentions that four year colleges hypes the media to provoke students to attend a four year colleges. But if you really think about it and look at the facts a two year is way better. For example, its cheaper, quicker, and highly vocational. And also two year colleges gives students a chance to start taking courses for their careers sooner and its cheaper with way less in debt or even no debt at all. So think about it attending to a two year college you can get a head start, its cheaper, and gives you a head start to earning your bachelor’s degree.
So by comparing theses two colleges i think overall from all the articles: a two year college would be better for a high school graduate. The main reasons why the resources think that a two year college is better for a high school graduate is because a two year colleges are cheaper, it gives students time to think of what career they want, and classrooms are smaller therefore students get more individual help with the professor. Many parents have to pay for their students school, so it also benefits parents. Parents wont pay as much as if the student went to a four year college, students should think wisely for their careers. College graduates shouldn’t get in debt for their first two years of college. They should have two extra years to make up their mind, they shouldn’t be rushed and spend money on what they aren’t sure. By saying that, two year college benefits the students and the parents. Two year colleges could actually be more near by their parents house, so they wouldn’t have to spend money on paying rent or bills. By doing this report I’ve learned that two year college benefits a graduate way better then a four year college.
Annotated Bibliography
Murray, Charles. “Are to Many People Going to College?” N.p., n.d. Web.
Pannoni, Alexandra. “4 Ways Community College Life Differs From the 4-Year College Experience.” U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report, 26 Aug. 2015. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
Matrow, Janelle, Rita Kirshstein, Greg Johnson, Carrie Hagen, Dominique Zino, and Written By Janelle Matrow Noodle Contributor and Research Intern, Content Developer, Teacher and Speech Pathology Student. “What’s the Difference Between Community College and University?” Noodle. N.p., 19 Nov. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
In College on April 4, 2014. “Differences Between Community Colleges and 4-Year Colleges.” EducationQuest. N.p., 04 Apr. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
Matrow, Janelle, Rita Kirshstein, Greg Johnson, Carrie Hagen, Dominique Zino, and Written By Janelle Matrow Noodle Contributor and Research Intern, Content Developer, Teacher and Speech Pathology Student. “What’s the Difference Between Community College and University?” Noodle. N.p., 19 Nov. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.