Benefits of community college
1) Low cost: Community college’s tuition and fee is about 6500 USD per year. It is much lower than Universities. So students can save money by studying the two first years in community college.
2) Opportunities to transfer: Most of the Community Colleges have signed to co-operated with University. This allows international students to transfer University for bachelor's degree.
3) Flexible English requirement: Community College gives the private standards to evaluate students and also offer intensive English program for international students who need enhanced English. So almost Community College doesn’t require standardized exams and input points is lower than University.
4) Focus on teaching: Although Community College’s professorshave duty to research and to publish books, they don’t forget your duty of teaching. Therefore, Community College’s students are paid more attention by their teachers.
5) Small class size: there are 15 to 20 students in one class. Thus teachers can spend more time on each student, and students can communicate with each others. It is very good for international students to integrate into U.S. school life and practice English skills.
6) Practical experience: International students with F-1 visas are allowed to participate in internship programs of OPT program after finishing college, or after finishing university. As such, students will get practical experience before returning to Vietnam.
7) Modern technology: Most of the Community College is equipped with high-tech classrooms and modern facilities.
8) Diversity programs: Community Colleges educate all major subjects. It is easy for students to transfer from College to University or higher programs. Popular programs for international student include: business, technology, science computer, graphics, multimedia, hospitality management / restaurant, psychology, accounting, and environmental protection, etc.
9) Experiences of American culture: Community College is close relationship with surrounding environment so the international students can enrich studying experiences and aspects of life in the U.S.
10) Student support services: the Community College attracts the large numbers of students and ensures their success. The school has many support services and cultural exchange programs for international students.