Tweet Community colleges, also known as technical colleges and junior colleges, offer a higher education starting point for many students. The College Board notes that more than 1,200 such schools
The competition for college students is a keen one, something particularly felt by private colleges and universities. To lure students to privately funded institutions, such colleges must step up the tuition discounting to compete against taxpayer-funded public schools.
Your admission to college is based on several factors including your grades, your test scores and your extracurricular activities. Another factor, sometimes not recognized for its importance, are the personal references you include with your application.