When it comes to choosing a college, bigger is not always better

Cerro Coso's Coyote Corner


July 20, 2019

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Tehachapi Campus Staff.

Does this process sound familiar to you? You dial the number to speak to someone for assistance, choose an option from an automated machine and get placed on hold. Once you finally get a voice on the phone line, you are transferred elsewhere just to leave a voice message. When an answer is needed, this experience is not helpful. Though this process is more often than not deliberate, this can be a student's experience at larger college institutions. When it comes to choosing a college, bigger is not always better.

Now let's take a closer look at your local community college in Tehachapi, Cerro Coso Community College.

Many college students express that attending a smaller college allows them engaging opportunities and one-on-one assistance that they need to excel and succeed. The level of personal interaction at a small college ensures that students are seen as individuals rather than numbers.

If you are weighing your options, consider these three advantages of furthering your education at Cerro Coso Community College, Tehachapi.

Small class sizes – You are not just a statistic

Access, access, access! Open seats and less stress occur in smaller class settings. The ability to ask questions, share comments, have deep discussions and receive feedback from faculty is extremely beneficial. Students in large classes are often restricted to the role of spectator and students in small classes can be active participants.

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Personal interactions with faculty, staff and administrators

We know you! Long lines and getting lost in the crowd can be overwhelming at a large school. At a small college, like Cerro Coso College, Tehachapi, the staff works with a smaller student body, so everyone can focus and devote more time to each individual student.

One Stop Shop – Student Services

Support is here to help you succeed! Whether it's asking a question, needing educational counseling or financial aid assistance, the smaller college like Cerro Coso Community College, Tehachapi provides students with one dedicated area that encompasses it all. Educational Counseling, Disabled Student Services Assistance, Extended Opportunity Services and Programs, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Admissions and Records, Library, Tutoring, Proctoring and much more is all located in one building. No need to walk miles to go to different departments, student services at smaller college is more easily accessible.

When it comes to choosing a college, remember bigger is not always better. Cerro Coso Community College, Tehachapi is a great choice. Stop by and see us at 126 S. Snyder Ave. in Tehachapi or visit our website at http://www.cerrocoso.edu. Don't delay, register today for fall classes beginning Aug. 26.


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