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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

Fort Hays State University
600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601.
Fort Hays State University Phone Number(785) 628-4000 139.79 mile
Barton County Community College
245 NE 30th Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Barton County Community College Phone Number(620) 792-2701 100.13 mile
Pratt Community College
348 NE SR 61, Pratt, KS 67124.
Pratt Community College Phone Number(620) 672-5641 98.85 mile
Northwest Technology Center
1801 S 11th St, Alva, OK 73717.
Northwest Technology Center Phone Number(580) 327-0344 124.47 mile
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
E Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK 73717.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Phone Number(580) 327-1700 124.47 mile
Northwest Technology Center-Fairview
Vo-Tech Dr, Fairview, OK 73737.
Northwest Technology Center-Fairview Phone Number(580) 227-3708 145.39 mile
North Central Kansas Technical College
U.S. 24, Beloit, KS 67420.
North Central Kansas Technical College Phone Number(785) 738-2276 115.23 mile
Autry Technology Center
1201 W Willow Rd, Enid, OK 73703.
Autry Technology Center Phone Number(580) 242-2750 121.61 mile
Hutchinson Community College
1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
Hutchinson Community College Phone Number(620) 665-3500 50.34 mile
Cloud County Community College
2221 Campus Dr, Concordia, KS 66901.
Cloud County Community College Phone Number(785) 243-1435 113.84 mile
Salina Area Technical College
2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401.
Salina Area Technical College Phone Number(785) 309-3100 66.2 mile
Northern Oklahoma College
1220 E Grand Ave, Tonkawa, OK 74653.
Northern Oklahoma College Phone Number(580) 628-6200 93.96 mile
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67208.
Wichita State University Phone Number(316) 978-3456 25.67 mile