Community college courses easier than University? - page 2

Is there a difference in the difficulty level of the material when at a community college or university or is it all the same? One of my favorite passtimes is to read ratemyprofessor.com, and I... Read More

  1. by   j450n
    I also think it depends on the course and the instructor. However, I felt like I got away with a lot more in a 500-person lecture versus a 30-person classroom setting where it would be a lot more noticeable if I didn't do the reading for the day, etc. That being said, I also felt like the education was better at a community college because the student-teacher relationship is a lot more accessible.
  2. by   labchic
    I love my comunnity college. I just took anatomy at CC and the course work was right inline with the course work at another college in town ( I know this because a girl I work with was taking the same class there). The class size was small and the instructor was helpfull. I know that when I took classes at one of the larger colleges in town the lecture halls were HUGE and some of the instructors had such heavy foreign accents that they were hard to understand (especially in a huge lecture hall). So far all of my classes in CC have been a challenge.
  3. by   Nightingale11
    Oh, the courses at my CC are challenging. Right now I'm taking AP2, Microbiology and a computer class (online). I have Bs in the sciences and an A in computers. Balancing the 2 sciences out has been heck...........I should have listened when everyone told me not to take them together.
  4. by   CdaleJekyll
    I think the most objective way to choose the right school is to look at the nclex pass % over the past few years. You can see this info on your state BON website. I realize that has nothing to do with how easy the classes are but if you take responsibility for your own learning you can get a lot out of an easy class.
  5. by   ~RN67~
    Our CC uses a lot of the same material/text books as the local universities... with courses being geared towards continued education allowing you to transfer with ease... I would say the only difference is cost and class size
  6. by   musicstar23
    Most professors that teach at community colleges are the same professors that teach at universities. Most material is standard & the credentials to teach is the same!!! It kills me sometimes when ppl don't give community colleges a fair chance. People have a tendency to prejudge community colleges on the basis of it being available to the community & being inexpensive... I'll tk the community college tuition "Any" day over a university.
  7. by   Nightingale11
    ^ Exactly!!!
  8. by   Nightingale11
    I have been through 19 chapters in AP2 in 8 weeks. Got one more chapter and a final.
  9. by   deleern
    An ADN and a BSN take the same NCLEX. I went to a Community College. it was in the same town, and I was able to support my family and do school. I did not think it was easy it would be different. the important thing is I was able to acheive my goal. I became an RN
  10. by   Aurora77
    Quote from labchic
    I love my comunnity college. I just took anatomy at CC and the course work was right inline with the course work at another college in town ( I know this because a girl I work with was taking the same class there). The class size was small and the instructor was helpfull. I know that when I took classes at one of the larger colleges in town the lecture halls were HUGE and some of the instructors had such heavy foreign accents that they were hard to understand (especially in a huge lecture hall). So far all of my classes in CC have been a challenge.
    I agree. Our school is definitely just as challenging as the university I got my first bachelor's degree from. I've taken Chem and A&P from my community college and I don't know that I ever worked that hard in a class my first go around.

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