$35, 051 Average Student Debt from Graduating Class of 2015 this is about $2000 more than 2014! (http: //www. marketwatch. com/story/class-of-2015 -has-the-most-student-debt-in-us-history 2015 -05 -08)
How about Free College Tuition?
-- Reasons for Free College Tuition - • • More people would be willing to go to post-secondary school. Increase the amount of specialized work-force Less Debt in the USA Conclusion
More people would be willing to go to post-secondary school. • According to www. scholarships. com the #1 reason why Student don’t go to college is “I can’t afford it”. • Average cost of tuition for 2015 -2016 school year for Resident tuition is $9, 410 not including transportation, meals and books. (collegedata. com)
According to cew. Georgetown. edu “By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school. ”
Increase the amount of specialized workforce • More non-entry level jobs require a specialized degree requiring some form of school. • If you look for upper level management positions you will notice a lot of them require a MBA or a BA/BS.
Less Debt in US Average debt of the graduating class of 2015 was$35, 051. As a country we have #1. 23 trillion dollars of Student Loan debt in the US (nerdwallet. com)
President Obama Introduced a “Free Community College Plan” • President Obama introduced this plan in Jan 2015. He wanted this to apply to students as long as they maintain a 2. 5 GPA. • Nothing came from it…. . • www. usnew. com/education/community-colleges/article/2015/01/16/obamas-free-communitycollege-plan-what-students-need-to-know
So why not start with a free 2 year tuition?