Report: Community Colleges Become Less AffordableAugust 4, 2017 |
by Terri Williams
More than one-third of post-secondary students in 28 states attend a community college. Traditionally, this been a more affordable option than public or private four-year universities and colleges. However, it now appears that community college may be out of range for cost-conscious students, according to the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.
The institute’s report, A Failing Safety Net: Declining Community College Affordability, reveals that community college affordability decreased in over two-thirds of states between 2008 and 2013.