Q: Why does Breakthrough emphasize the importance of four year colleges? Should students be encouraged to use community colleges as “stepping stones” toward bachelor’s degrees? Would community colleges be cheaper for students? Does it matter where students start their post-secondary educations, as long as they end up with bachelor’s degrees?
A: For most Breakthrough students, the chances of completing a bachelor’s degree within 6-8 years are much higher if they begin their post-secondary education at four year colleges. Read this Breakthrough white paper to find out more: Four year colleges vs. community colleges