Costs lead many to community colleges

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State News

March 26, 2019 - 10:27 AM

A student studies at a library at Washburn University in Topeka earlier this semester. KANSAS NEWS SERVICE/CHRIS NEAL/KCUR.ORG

There’s a way to shave thousands of dollars off the cost of a bachelor’s degree that’s more reliable than applying for dozens of scholarships and hoping one of them comes through.

Community college.

Kansas has 19 of them, and each year thousands of students transfer from those schools to the state’s public universities. But there are hurdles. We’ll get to that below.

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