Top 5 Myths about Community College
Top 5 Community College Myths Myth 1: Community College is for people who can’t get into a university. False! Community College students tend to have higher GPAs than their university counterparts. — American Educational Research Association and Sage Publications, 20114 “The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree” Community college transfer students maintain a higher GPA than first-year university students. — UNLV Institutional Analysis and Planning, 2006 Students choose to save money.
ASU= $1285 + required fees Myth 2: Community College is just like high school. False! Unlike High school, students are personally responsible for their own education.
No parent-teacher conferences. No phone calls to parents. Students make their own schedule. Most students are returning adults. We’ve got lots of partnerships with local businesses to train their employees. Community College professors & classes are not as good False! Most of GCC academic instructors have a master’s degrees or doctorates.
Occupational instructors have years of actual work experience in their field of expertise. Smaller class sizes=
More attention from instructors.
More hands on experience Many community college credits transfer to universities. Community College students don’t get the full college experience. False! We have more than 300 events each semester! We have 70+ clubs, sporting events, performances, art shows, guest speakers & more! Need Space? Hang out in the student union with food, coffee, games, and plenty of room to socialize, study, lounge, whatever! Financial aid is not available for community colleges False! The same federal grants and loans that are offered to university students are available to you. We give out more than $3 million each year in financial aid, grants & scholarships.
Many scholarships are only available at GCC For veterans, use your VA benefits and GI Bill. www.gccaz.edu