For example: over 80 percent of students attending Community college said that the availability of on-campus child care was very important in the decision to attend a college. 46 percent of students said that on-campus child care was their first priority when enrolling. 60 percent of students said that they could not have continued college without on-campus child care and 95 percent said that child care allowed them to increase their class load. Federal and state grants for child care for low-income parent’s average $4,600 per
For many people, the money saved by enrolling in a community college is the largest benefit. Tuition costs alone are significantly lower at a community college, reducing student loan debt. Between 2010 and 2011, the average tuition prices for United States four year colleges was $15,605 whereas the average community college price was almost half of that at $7,925 (Institute of educational sciences). There are many other contributors to saving money at a community college other than education expenses. It is common for most undergraduate students, especially in their first two years of college, to live on campus.
There are so many community colleges in American that provide two year degrees, According to Lu (2013), “This year, about 2,000 schools in 39 states and the District of Columbia are participating”. In other words, there are thousands of schools that provide two year degrees. This interpretation challenges the work of those critics who have long assumed that all of the colleges and government cares about having two year college for first generation. Although two year colleges may seem trivial, it is fact crucial in terms of today’s concern over four year college matters because it is one of the most widely applying colleges in the America. Thus, America’s two year college’s advantage for First Generation College students to depend on motivational to achieve higher education than do those who continuing generation college students.
As of 2011, DC was ranked number nine in the nation for the highest rate of teen pregnancy. For the total amount of births, only 908 were from young women who were below the age of 20 in Washington DC. About 879 were from young women that were around high school ages 15-19. Specifically, Southeast DC is a low-income area, with approximately ¼ of teen mothers going on welfare within three years after their child’s birth (Link 2). As of 2012, out of the 790 births from teenage mothers, more than half, or 457 of the births mainly occurred in the Southeast DC area (Link4).
Everywhere else in the world college is free but the United States. I believe that people would feel more obligated to go to college if it was free. College is the main reason Americans are having to live such a hard lifestyle. My father did not go to college and makes eighteen dollars an hour. On the other hand my aunt did go to college and make twenty-four dollars an hour but is still paying back student loans so after paying all of her stuff back she only makes around fifteen dollars an hour that she gets to bring back and that doesn’t include taxes.
When hearing the words “free” and “college” in the same sentence, that is exciting to anyone who is interested in not paying those thousands of dollars for their pursued education. However, when it comes to Obama’s free community college idea, for the first two years, many people skip over the many factors that go into this issue. Some may agree with President Obama’s plan fighting for a fair chance for all student to get a degree and not go into debt receiving an education, and others argue that community college already being inexpensive will only make the system difficult to work with. While making community college free for everyone is considerate, the students with low incomes already get the aid they need without this program and the
Dr. Gail Morrison, the author of The New England Journal of Medicine, states that the total cost of four years of medical education, including living expenses, books, and equipment, is estimated to be about $140,000 for public schools and $225,000 for private schools. For this reason, 60 percent of all medical school students come from the wealthiest one-fifth of American families (Mahar). This, however, does not consequently increase the number of student accepted into medical schools. Although fewer students are applying to medical school, the United States’ acceptance rate is low compared to other countries. Statistics show that business schools in 2010 extended offers to nearly half of all applicants, an... ... middle of paper ... ...ajor.
Congrats! You’ve been accepted to the college of your choice; now all that’s left to figure out is how you’ll pay for college. Unfortunately, college costs don’t end at tuition and room and board you’ll also have to pay for textbooks, meals, transportation, and a computer with working internet. We have been told that we live in a free country, but if our country is so called “free,” how come paying for an education isn’t? The most important in my case and many low income students is trying to attend college and being able to pay without going into debt.
An estimated 250,000 to 340,000 high school (grades 9-12) students were being homeschooled during the 2000-2001 conventional school year. In North Carolina the number of homeschooled students is now more than the number of those enrolled in private schools (Plecnik, par.
The Chronicle of Higher Education article proclaims, “[...] if people have access to a community college, then they have access to college. Community colleges are colleges” (Jenkins, “Part 2”). A statement leading one to conclude that though community colleges are not valued as much as four-year universities. Many view a community college degree as less, than a degree from a four-year institution. Community colleges offering four-year degrees compound the opportunities already being