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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

Texas State University-San Marcos
601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666.
Texas State University-San Marcos Phone Number(512) 245-2111 142.09 mile
The University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712.
The University of Texas at Austin Phone Number(512) 471-3434 134.84 mile
Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752.
Austin Community College District Phone Number(512) 223-7000 134.14 mile
Temple College
2600 S 1st St, Temple, TX 76504.
Temple College Phone Number(254) 298-8282 143.18 mile
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N Ben Wilson St, Victoria, TX 77901.
University of Houston-Victoria Phone Number(877) 970-4848 104.93 mile
Victoria College
2200 E Red River St, Victoria, TX 77901.
Victoria College Phone Number(361) 573-3291 104.93 mile
Blinn College
902 College Ave, Brenham, TX 77833.
Blinn College Phone Number(979) 830-4000 59.24 mile
Texas A and M University
P. O. Box 30014, College Station, TX 77843.
Texas A and M University Phone Number(979) 845-3211 79.78 mile
Texas AandM Health Science Center
301 Tarrow St 7th Fl., College Station, TX 77840.
Texas AandM Health Science Center Phone Number(979) 458-7200 77.15 mile
Wharton County Junior College
911 E Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX 77488.
Wharton County Junior College Phone Number(979) 532-4560 40.7 mile
Prairie View A and M University
University Dr & Farm-To-Market Road 1098, Prairie View, TX 77445.
Prairie View A and M University Phone Number(936) 261-3311 39.9 mile
Sam Houston State University
1806 Ave J, Huntsville, TX 77340.
Sam Houston State University Phone Number(936) 294-1111 67.93 mile
Lone Star College System
5000 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381.
Lone Star College System Phone Number(832) 813-6764 33.47 mile