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Hi everyone! I currently work for the Virginia Department of Health as a Case Investigator. I am working to lower the burden of COVID-19 on the community surrounding my alma mater, the University of Virginia. I graduated from Booker High School in 2016. While at Booker, I was a wrestler, a student government member, and a Rotaract member. I also started a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring program for afterschool education. I was in the first cohort of students to graduate with an AICE Diploma and I also received my Associates Degree from State College of Florida, before coming up to Virginia! At UVA, I majored in Global Public Health, I was in a fraternity, and I interned abroad in India. Feel free to reach out with any questions.
What is the difference between technical and community college?
Are community college degrees considered/looked at less than state college degrees, and if so, how?
To clarify this question, do you plan on acquiring an associates degree and then transfer to a state school, or do you plan to do all four years at, say, State College of Florida (SCF)?
If you are acquiring an associates and then transferring there is no drawback that I can see to this. In fact, you're likely to save a significant amount of money with cheaper tuition and possibly living at home.
If you plan on going to a state college for all four years then the only downside I see is applying to graduate programs. For example, if you graduate from SCF with a 4.0 and a 160 LSAT that may not get you in to the same schools as graduating from UF with a 4.0 and the same 160 LSAT score.
If you know graduate school is in your future and you want to go to the top programs I would strongly consider going to the best university you can to make you as competitive as possible.