NYTimes tips that to save on a four year Bachelor’s degree first attend community college and then use transfer credits process to attain under graduate degree.
Usually community colleges offer Associate Degrees which can be used to get fast track entry to Bachelors degree. If the need is Bachelors degree then doing first two years at community college can save as much as $15K.
Here are some key steps highlighted :
1) Choose community college that has transfer process.
2) Better be early in the enrollment process
3) Right Advisor connection at community college is key.
4) After transferring from community college make a smooth landing
Source : Bargains on the First 4 Semesters