I am a product of the Washington state community college system. By most measures, I did pretty well in life. My wife is also the product of the same system. She did as well. In fact, many of the people who I believe would be considered as successful have community college in their background.
Community colleges offer outstanding value in education. Class sizes are typically smaller, costs are lower, and the range of class offerings make exploration a real possibility.
I am not alone in my assessment. Here is a link to a Forbes article on this subject that is worth reading if you are thinking college plans.