Would it be smart to go to a community college for 2 years and then transfer to a university for 2 years?
Higher education planning should be done based on the specific needs and goals of the individual student. Some students find it beneficial to stay local to attend for the first 2 years for a variety of reasons (finances, not being sure of career path, family obligations, etc...). Other students, are eager to start their collegiate journey away from home. The best thing to do is to consider the pros and cons of each option and do what is the best interest of the student.