Community colleges are a critical part of our education ecosystem and continue to offer a truly cost-effective option for students to earn a two-year degree or the credits needed to transfer to a four-year college. Over the last few years, community colleges have made many of these two-year programs more flexible by offering fully online or hybrid options. Affordable Colleges Online* has created an expert-driven resource guidebook for students seeking advice and information about affordable programs from community colleges that offer flexible online learning classes. Three experts from academia contributed elements to this guide including:
– The basics of online learning at community colleges
– Distance learning myths and pros and cons of these programs
– Affordability & accreditation information
– Student interviews
– Q&A and a student assessment questionnaire
Anyone can access the Guide to Online Community Colleges at no cost here:
* The Affordable Colleges Foundation came to be in 2011 with the mission to provide strategies and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Their free community resources materials and tools span topics such as financial-aid and college savings strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. Affordable Colleges has been featured by nearly 560 top universities in the United States, Canada, and the UK along with many state and local government organizations.