by Lette Berhe
If English isn’t your first language, you already know that it has a lot of exceptions that make it a bit confusing. So, before explaining the difference between a community college and a 4-year university, let me explain the use of the word “college” in American English.
In the U.S. the word “college” is commonly used instead of “university”. For example, the following questions mean the exact same thing:
So it will be common for you to hear people use “college” when speaking about schools such as Harvard, Yale, UCLA, etc. These schools, however, are 4-year universities and not community colleges.
We know – English.
But keep reading to find out the real differences between a community college and a 4-year university.