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July 13, 2016

Best Colleges in Texas

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Jones @ 7:30 pm

Best colleges in Texas

If you are a high school graduate and you are looking to go to one of the best colleges in Texas (which is a matter of opinion) I want to recommend that you think about beginning your higher education at a two-year college. My favorite one is Western Texas College (http://www.wtc.edu) located in Snyder but I know other people who would swear by another one. Which one you pick would be up to you (do your research on their graduation rates and connections to other larger colleges), but there are advantages in going with any of them. Below are some of those advantages.

  1. Typically these two-year colleges offer online degrees – colleges in Texas with online degrees allow you the freedom to get your classes (accredited) done without having to leave the comfort of your home. I am big on studying in my house shoes and pajamas – I just tend to think better when I can roll out of bed, knock out my course work and go back to bed. No need to get ready and no need to impress any of your fellow classmates. I will say that you will need to be a self-starter, because if you aren’t this option will kill you. If you cannot motivate yourself to do things without a professor threatening you to get your stuff done, you will need to go to a physical classroom. That being said, you should still consider going to one of the two-year options.
  2. Two-year colleges often help you get your basic courses done – All of us have to take a set number of required courses to complete any four-year degree. These courses at a four-year college cost as much as any other of their courses. I recommend taking care of these classes at a two-year school because they usually have smaller class sizes and they are usually more affordable. Who wants to spend a ton of money on a humanities class or an accounting class when it can be done cheaper and with a more manageable class size. I’ve never understood why students (even students enrolled in four-year colleges) don’t take advantage of a two-year school to complete these classes. These courses will usually transfer to your four-year school.
  3. Two-year colleges often offer classes that you would not see at a four-year college – Often there is an emphasis on courses specific to a career. For instance I know that some Texas Colleges offer classes in specialized horticulture, welding and Pre-veterinary medicine to name a few. Colleges like this that offer you an opportunity to get a job right after graduation in two years rather than four.
  4. Finally, for you athletes who aren’t going to be able to play Division one sports, these two-year schools might allow you to continue your athletic fun – If you want to be a part of a team, you don’t have to just join intramurals.

Okay, that’s my take on why you should use two-year colleges before going on to a four-year school. Happy school hunting!!!

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