Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Will a 2-year or 4-year college be the right choice for you? 2-Year College Two-year colleges (community and technical colleges) are less expensive than four-year colleges—and they offer programs that make it possible to begin your career after one or two years. 4-Year College Four-year colleges offer more courses and a wider variety of extracurricular activities. A four-year college degree can also open more doors and provide more career opportunities than a two-year degree. 2-Year or 4-Year COLLEGE? $9,140 Average yearly tuition cost (public in-state college) All high school graduates are accepted ACT/SAT required Students live in dorms The average yearly earnings of graduates A comparison of 2-year and 4-year colleges $3,350 2-Year 4-Year Yes No No $41,200 (Associate’s Degree) $57,300 (Bachelor’s Degree) No Yes Yes In order to save money, many students start at a two-year college and then transfer to a four-year college. A two-year college is also a great option for students who aren’t quite ready to go to a four-year college. 6