What is the Difference between College and University?

College and University sometimes considered as the same thing. Even though we can say it is something similar, because both has the same goal, which is for higher education, they have some differences and often refer to completely different school programs.

If you’re wondering whether to attend a community college or a university, you have to have a clear understanding of the differences between the two. 

The first thing is College only offer and focus on undergraduate programs while most universities, offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. So, for those who wanted to continue to graduate degree, they will go to university. 

Second is in the size of the classroom. College typically has a smaller class size while University has a larger class size. In other words, the size of the building itself is different that University is normally bigger than College and are often spread across multiple campuses and sites. 

The third one is College usually more to specialized training while University is more to opportunity for research. College never offer any research program to students. 

Due to limited facilities and the size of the building, the fee structure of College is less than a University.  

Last but not least, College also offer Associate Degree that can be completed within 2 years or less. 

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” — Malcolm X


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