It’s the most common type of two-year college. Most community colleges offer a wide range of education programs, and offer their students associate degrees and certificates. A lot of community college students use their training to head into the workforce as soon as possible, filling some of their community’s most in-demand, high-paying jobs. Other students attend community college, then further their education by transferring their credits on to a four-year college or university.
The first community college in the United States was started in Joliet, Illinois in 1901. Since then, community colleges have become a valuable resource for millions each year—offering a smart, cost-effective way to get the opportunities created by higher education.
In most states, there are multiple community colleges (California, for instance, has over 100!). In Indiana, there’s only one: Ivy Tech.