Where the money goes

On Community College Spotlight:  College tuition has soared without any rise in quality, says a new report. A smaller share of the money goes to instruction, a larger share to administration and student services.

College costs are discouraging low- and moderate-income students from enrolling in four-year colleges. Those who start at community colleges are much less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree.

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  1. The fact that “those who start at community colleges are much less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree” is NOT necessarily a drawback. Some of those students should never have attempted a college – they were woefully underprepared. Some of those students, I’m sure, found that the degree wouldn’t pay off for them in their chosen career. Some of those students got exactly what they wanted without going on for more education – a certificate, an AA, a promotion, etc. Some made other career choices.

    At least, that was what I saw as a community college attendee in the 70’s and 80’s – I was one who did go on for other college work. But, many who were classmates really had no realistic goals or plans for further college. Should we consider them a success if they completed a 4-year degree, but couldn’t get work to pay it off?

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