Why OC?

Why OC

Why OC?

The majority of American students attend community college! A recent study by U.S. News and World Report noted that the majority of students who are studying for a Bachelor's degree complete the first two years at a community college and then transfer to a university for the final two years. Recent data provided by the Institute of International Education indicates that international students are learning more about community colleges and choosing them for their educational study. The number of international students attending community colleges has increased by 40% since 1993. Here are the top three reasons why:

  • less expensive

Tuition costs less at community colleges. International students who study at Olympic College for the first two years and then transfer to a university can save thousands of dollars.

  • excellent faculty

At many universities, introductory level classes that students take in the first two years are taught by teaching assistants. These teaching assistants are actually students pursuing their graduate degrees. At Olympic College, professors have advanced degrees and extensive teaching experience.

  • individual attention

The average class size at Olympic College is 25 students - much smaller than classes at many universities. At Olympic College, your professors will know you by name. Your professors and advisors will learn about your educational goals and help you choose the best university when it is time to transfer.

  • new and prospective students

The Office of International Education provides a focus for all international activities at Olympic College and serves as a “home away from home” for international students. The office staff coordinates orientation programs and assists in obtaining Homestays with American families or on-campus housing at the Residence Hall. A professional international student advisor helps students to adjust to college life in the United States, and provides counseling on immigration, academic and personal concerns.

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