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Why Choose a Community College?​

Easy Transfer to University!
Two years at a community college plus two years at a university will lead to the Bachelor's degree. The courses are the same!  The credits are the same!  The only difference is the location! 
 
UC & CSU Transfer!
California community college students will find an easy transfer process to the UC (University of California) and CSU (California State University) systems as our courses are directly linked with these two systems.
 
Low Cost!
The tuition at a community college is almost half that of the tuition at four year university. That means great savings for you and your family! 
Here's an example: UCLA estimates a total cost of US $30,000 for the first year.  College of the Desert estimates a total cost of US $16,500 for the first year.

Personal Attention!
Community college offers small class sizes where international students are taught by the actual instructors - all of whom have PhDs and Masters degrees.  In addition, we have full-service International Student Offices to meet your needs!
 
Accessibility!
Community colleges have easier entrance requirements!  For example, we do not require the SAT exam, our TOEFL requirement is lower and we do not look at your high school GPA to make an admisson decision.