It isn’t breaking news that college tuition for both public and private 4-year universities in America has skyrocketed in recent years. Although the 2.9% average tuition increase seen in 2013 marks the smallest annual increase in college tuition for over 30 years, the fact is tuition that is still on the rise. “Financial assistance” is available, yet the average American undergraduate student still graduates with approximately $26,000- $29,000 in debt. The job market for recent grads remains grim, literally compounding the situation.
Luckily, there is an excellent high-quality AND affordable option available at least for the first two years. I’m talking, of course, about community college.
If you raised an eyebrow at the notion that community colleges provide high-quality education, read on: this post is for you. Continue reading