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Just How Much Money Students Enrolled In Community Colleges Save

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Attending college is one of the best investments that a student can make, although we'll have to say that it is one of the most expensive. College costs and tuition just keeps on increasing and increasing, and many students will just rely on student loan which they will have to spend their working life paying for.

These are but a few reasons why many students consider attending community college. Community colleges or technical or city colleges are the typical public institutions which provide college-level and vocational courses in local and less expensive setting. These institutions are significantly less costly compared to four year colleges and universities.

According to Cost Helper Education, the cost of full time community colleges range between $1,000 to $12,000 or more for a year for state residents, and $4,000-$30,000 or more for out-of-state students. But this can still vary depending on the school, the location and program of the study. Around 30 percent of students who go to community colleges attend part time only because of other obligations including work and family responsibilities. But one thing is for sure, they preferred community college primarily because they can do cost cutting since the tuition is relatively cheaper than a state or private school and of couse, the amount of the savings they can get when compared to going to the traditional 4 year colleges.

According to Two Cents, here's the average amount of money that students attending community college can save, depending on the state.

1. New Jersey: $20,993

2. Illinois: $20,707

3. Pennsylvania: $18,653

4. California: $18,403

5. Virginia: $17,706

6. Arizona: $16,698

7. Michigan: $16,231

8. South Carolina: $16,153

9. Vermont: $15,866

10. Delaware: $15,773

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