A new report suggests that it may be smarter to pick a community college over an Ivy League school

According to the Huffington Post, students should attend the school that can best serve them financially.
According to the Huffington Post, students should attend the school that can best serve them financially.

According to a recent article by the Huffington Post, students should be focused on earning a college degree from a school that is going to make the best financial sense for them, even if that means picking a local community college over Harvard University or a similar Ivy League institution.

The news provider reports that while Harvard currently charges students about $36,900 for tuition, a higher education seeker can pay about 34 times less at most community colleges. Still, even with this significantly lower price tag, most community schools offer students educators who provide similar instruction as their four-year counterparts.

The lower price of attending a community college has led to the increase in people who attend these institutions. According to USA Today, about half of all higher education students attend one of these facilities. Of these individuals, approximately four million attend a four-year community college, while almost 7 million attend a two-year program.

As more students flock to community colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that more of them are opting to go full-time. While overall enrollment increased by about 9 percent since last year, full-time enrollment has grown by 14 percent.

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