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Old 03-19-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Frank, most community colleges have a high number of defaults when compared to their four year counterparts. They also have a higher drop out rate.
This does not speak to the education that is offered, but to the nature of most students who choose to attend them. For many CC is the "default plan", and I am not talking about loans here.
Most CCs practice "open enrollment" anyone will be admitted sometimes even, without a H.S. diploma. In many communities kids who don't know what they want to do after high school, attending CC is a kind of thirteenth grade. So they are in a pool of too motivated kids who they knew from senior year.
So in terms of the "college aged students" The 17-21 yr olds, these are for the most part not very motivated academically. For that age group, CC is in some ways more challenging than campus based programs that offer dormitory space.

However, my guess would be that for retuning students - or adult learners, that the default and attrition rates would be lower.

Eighteen is just such a young age to know what you want to do for the rest of your life.
I don't think that LCC is any worse than any other CC
LCC and others like it get high marks when it comes to affordable life long learning.
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Again the salaries here are not dirt cheap as they tend to be in the sunbelt, and the cost of living is not out of control.

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Average weekly salary in Pennsylvania is $858.00
Average weekly salary in Luzerne county is $661.00

In comparison to our state, they are pretty close to being dirt cheap. Yes, other counties are less, but they are counties with much smaller populations.

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Average weekly salary in Pennsylvania is $858.00
Average weekly salary in Luzerne county is $661.00

In comparison to our state, they are pretty close to being dirt cheap. Yes, other counties are less, but they are counties with much smaller populations.

County Employment and Wages in Pennsylvania
I like looking at the PA county map and guessing what's driving up the salaries in that county, like Centre (Penn State Main); Monroe (Sanofi Pasteur); Wyoming (Procter and Gamble); Montour (Geisinger), and so on.
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