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Is it better to go to college in or out of state

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I really like a college close to home, however other better opportunity schools are out of state and across the country #college #adults #out-of-state-student

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Aaron’s Answer

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In state vs out of state! Well, depends on a number of different things, but namely it comes down to cost, and what your field of study will be. Costs on instate are going to be a fraction of what an out of state school is going to be. If your in state colleges provide what you are looking for I would start there. If you are looking to truly be on your own, I would look for some place that is far enough away that you would not want to go home all the time, but close enough that you can get in a car and reasonably get home. That is how I did it, and was great, I could go home if I really wanted to, but had to be willing to drive 4.5-5 hours.

I know cost is a huge deal for pretty much everyone, so if you can find something in state that meets your requirements go for in state!
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Brittany ’s Answer

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Its always great to get away from home and branch out into the real world on youre own, keep in mind if the out of state doesnt work out for you, then you can always come back home were you know that youre family and friends will be there to support you every step of the way, when going out of state you really get to know yourself more and how independet you can really be but keep in mind you want to make the BEST descsion for YOU and your carrer goals!!

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Lana’s Answer

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In my experience, it depends on what the opportunities and costs are. If the out of state schools are very cost prohibitive, it might be better to get your undergraduate in the school that is close to home and then go to the out of state school for post graduate work. However, it greatly depends on in what fields your interests lie. Make a pro/con list for each and weigh them out, so that you can see them very specifically outlined.

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Steve’s Answer

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It can be a wonderful opportunity to grow as a person if you are able to venture away from the home base area. You don't have to attend an out-of-state college to achieve this goal just far enough away from home that you will learn to depend on yourself when new challenges arrive. I attended an out-of-state college not knowing another sole when I arrived on campus. While it was an initial challenge the future lesson learned was that I became independent of needing the home environment for total support and developed a passion for interacting of my own accord.
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