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Community Colleges

Find What You Need at a Community College

In the past, some community colleges have had a bad reputation. Not understanding the role of the community colleges, people might consider them to be a "lesser" learning institute. That is really not the case for the local community college.

In fact, community colleges are some of the best places to get a degree or to start your educational career. The affordability of the classes is part of the appeal of attending a community college. Community colleges were first begun to offer college level courses to the local community, thus the name.

Over the years, the community college has evolved to be a place for students to begin their college career or to train for a specific career. Starting out a community college gives some students who did not think they were all that interested in higher education a chance to get their feet wet, so to speak.

There are a wide variety of options for study at any given community college, from vocational or technical training to degree transfer programs. Many community colleges work with the nearby colleges or universities to offer a smooth transition to complete a degree.

Another factor to put into the mix is the kind of career you are looking for. While some jobs may require a full four-year degree, there are many others that do not. Career satisfaction should not just be based on the requirement for a four-year degree. Career satisfaction depends greatly on how much the individual enjoys their career.

One appeal of a community college is when the classes are offered. Many community colleges were formed to offer education options for persons who were already engaged in a career. By offering classes at night and on weekends, suddenly education opportunities were opened for working people.

If you are concerned about paying for college, community colleges make it easier to work and take classes at the same time. Usually community colleges are able to offer their courses at a much lower rate the four-year residential, private or public colleges and universities. This path for education may be a good fit with your needs.

Directory of Community Colleges

Lake Michigan College
2755 E Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.
Lake Michigan College Phone Number(269) 927-3571 138.92 mile
Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral
220 Dean Johnson Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601.
Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral Phone Number(574) 289-7001 136.9 mile
Indiana University-South Bend
1700 W Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615.
Indiana University-South Bend Phone Number(574) 520-4872 134.86 mile
Muskegon Community College
221 S Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442.
Muskegon Community College Phone Number(231) 773-9131 142.29 mile
Southwestern Michigan College
58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047.
Southwestern Michigan College Phone Number(269) 782-1000 124.72 mile
Grand Valley State University
1 N Campus Dr, Allendale, MI 49401.
Grand Valley State University Phone Number(616) 331-2020 122.72 mile
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
6767 W O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Phone Number(269) 488-4100 101.19 mile
Grand Rapids Community College
143 Bostwick Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Grand Rapids Community College Phone Number(616) 234-4722 109.83 mile
Michigan Career and Technical Institute
11611 W Pine Lake Rd, Plainwell, MI 49080.
Michigan Career and Technical Institute Phone Number(269) 664-4461 97.83 mile
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.
Western Michigan University Phone Number(269) 387-3530 97.02 mile
Glen Oaks Community College
62249 Shimmel Rd, Centreville, MI 49032.
Glen Oaks Community College Phone Number(269) 467-9945 95.24 mile
Ferris State University
1201 S State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307.
Ferris State University Phone Number(231) 591-2000 132.81 mile
Kellogg Community College
450 North Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017.
Kellogg Community College Phone Number(269) 965-3931 76.3 mile