Community colleges: fast-growing alternative

December 24, 2008 2:22:38 PM PST
Two experts on community colleges say these schools are a fast-growing alternative to expensive four-year colleges and universities.Students and parents find that tuition is sharply higher at many four-year institutions.

Those schools face rising expenses, while financially strapped governments are cutting aid to higher education.

"If you attend a community college and then transfer to a four-year public university, you will save $12,000. If you attend a community college and then transfer to a private university, you will save $32,000," said dr. Wayne watson, chicago city colleges chancellor.

"Over 46 percent of all students ? undergraduates - currently go to community colleges. And the numbers are growing," said Sally Reed, Collegebound newsletter.

You can see the entire Newsviews interview Sunday morning during ABC7's news beginning at 8 a.m.


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