WSOC- TV Report: Many Students Overlook Community Colleges

Community colleges are often the way you can have it all when it comes to higher education: You can have “the dream without the bill.” That’s how WSOC-TV, the region’s ABC affiliate, described the excellent option of community college for earning a degree without the stress of heavy debt hanging over your head. At Central Piedmont, it’s possible to achieve the dream of higher education minus the nightmare of crippling debt that can sometimes follow.

Getting a high-quality education at an affordable price is a reality for many Central Piedmont students, including alumna Wylena Jones who was recently featured in WSOC-TV’s top news story on the student debt crisis.

Central Piedmont offers high school students several opportunities to get a head start on college by earning tuition-free college credit while still in high school. This was the case for triplets, Kayla, Koby and Keyshawn Brown who got their high school diplomas plus associate degrees, without spending a dime on tuition.

View the full story to learn more about how fellow students were able to achieve the dream of education, without the hefty bill.