A type of college you pay for by course units over the traditional semester-set fees in universities.
A term which people on Urban Dictionary rant the shit out of, because they thought they could graduate with an associate's degree and be set for life, or take any courses they want and expect to transfer to a top-prestigious school. Sorry, but that's not how it works.
It's nobody's fault but your own if you weren't aware of what credits would transfer or not. You're supposed to plan this before you enroll in your classes. If you plan on transferring to state college, ideally within the same state, you're not going to have issues with your credits. However, taking intermediate algebra over college algebra isn't going to fly with most universities. If you feel your college or guidance office failed you, why don't you rant on about that particular school, so that people can spend their money elsewhere?
Trying to convince people on Urban Dictionary to avoid comm. college, or mostly trying to belittle people who do go because of YOUR misfortune is just petty. When you're in tough economic times, and financial aid doesn't give a pot to piss in, people don't have much of a choice these days. Community college can offer great benefits for some people, including affordable tuition & high flexibility, while being able to take your standard freshman/sophomore courses.
A lot of people transfer from college to university, and a lot do not. Nobody is to blame in life but yourself.
Urban Dictionary user: LOL community college is for losers yo
*goes back to playing xbox*
Me: Is it really? I'm sorry to hear that.
A place where you prolong your eventual dropping out of college.
Dude, community college is so boring.
The only type of school that I could afford thanks to a tanking economy.
Funny enough, it also makes everything you did in high school irrelevant.
I was accepted to the University of Illinois-UIUC. But after crappy financial aid and being unable and unwilling to get many loans, I ended up having to go to the local community college instead.
A transitional phase between the acquisition of a high school diploma (during which considerable luck was involved) and either homelessness or lower-middle class obscurity.
I got an associate's degree (abbreviated "FD" for its more common term, fake degree) from my community college because someone told me the reason I wasn't learning anything in school was ADD, instead of actually making me confront the fact that my head is full of mashed potatoes and that I would be a ditch digger for the rest of my life unless I chose to, God forbid, apply myself to my education.
"I hooked up with Crystal last night."
"Thats nothin' to brag about, man, she's easier to get into than a community college."
a school which fools non college material high school kids into thinking they are college material, just to get their tuition money.
Delaware county community college(Media, PA) suckered me into taking 4 years worth of classes for a worthless 2 year degree.
Named because they will accept anyone in the community. Other than online only schools like University of Phoenix
or Walden University
, they are probably the worst of all college education.
A community college is where you go when you think you need to go to college
, but don't really want to. The rest of people think that they are going to transfer to a better school, but will just end up dropping in a couple of semesters.
The percentage of people who actually graduate from community college is only slightly higher than people who make a successful career out of being a waiter.