When choosing the college you want to attend, it is important that you keep in mind what you want to do after college. Each type of college is different and will open up different doors for you after graduation.
Four-year colleges allow you to study an array of subjects while still preparing you for a career. Four-year colleges are colleges where you earn a bachelor's degree. However, it may take more or less than four years to complete your degree depending on your course load, major, and other factors. Most of these colleges also offer some type of advanced degree such as a master's or doctoral degree. By earning a bachelor's degree, you will be more likely to get paid more than people who have not earned their bachelor's degree. You will also have the opportunity to fill a wider variety of job positions than people who attend a two-year college or trade school.
Two-year colleges are also called community colleges or junior colleges. These colleges follow an open admissions policy, which means they accept all students with a high school diploma or the equivalent. Two-year colleges allow you to earn an Associate's degree and prepare you for a career. Two-year colleges also prepare you to continue your education at a four-year college by allowing you to complete the basic classes of a four-year college at a lower price. The cost of attending a two-year college is significantly lower than the cost of attending a four-year college.
Trade and Technical Schools
Trade schools or technical schools offer certification or licensure in specialized programs that generally take less than two year to complete. Trade schools prepare you for a specific career that you want. Becoming a hairstylist, auto mechanic, plumber, or electrician are just a few of the many careers that require some type of trade certification or licensure.