Report Fails 49 States on College Affordability
Posted on Dec 3, 2008
Because of its inexpensive community colleges, California was the only state to earn a passing grade in the affordability category of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education’s annual report. Just as the demand for quality education is expected to spike, too many students are priced out of college, the center found.
San Jose Mercury News:
California’s vast system of inexpensive community colleges has earned the state the top ranking—and the only passing grade in the nation—in a new analysis of America’s college affordability.
But that distinction may be short lived as the state proposes tuition increases at its system of 109 community colleges and eyes budget cuts at its four-year universities. Until then, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education concludes that California schools’ easy access is unique across the country.
The just-released report found that only one state, California, deserved a passing grade in the area of college affordability.