Hard to believe my son Cameron will be attending college in just a couple of years. He is interested in attending a 2 year school such as New Hampshire Technical College, and Vermont Technical College. The nice thing is we a dead in the middle between both schools so commuting is an option. In all honesty cost is one of the driving factors behind his choice of schools, along with some very strong programs in fields he is interested in. Both schools come highly regarded and you can transfer directly into a four year program without losing any credits. Many two year or community colleges offer this great money saving option in their programs.
In order to help Cameron out I started doing some research on how to choose a good two year college. A quick Google search led me to this very helpful article by Kim Clark of CNN Money (http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/06/pf/college/best-community-college/index.htm)
Here are six tips that can help you choose the best community college for you:
Analyses of traditional remedial courses at community colleges show very high failure rates, Schneider notes. "Ask if they are teaching those courses in a new way, and what their record of success is," Schneider advises.