Ask anyone you know where the smartest people in America go to college.
Chances are you’ll get all the same answers: Harvard, MIT, Yale, etc.
But I don’t think that’s true. If you ask me, the smartest people go to community colleges: What’s smarter than saving $100,000 and managing to get an education that is just as good, and perhaps even better, than you can get at many top universities?
First, the cost side: Tuition and fees at the average community college run $2,544 — and for most families, a tax credit will cover most of that amount, making the cost of attending a community college negligible. By comparison, four-year private colleges charge an average of $26,273 a year in tuition and fees. Then, factor in the significant savings that come from living at home while attending a community college for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.
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