What’s the cost of a community college degree?

What’s the cost of a community college degree? Clive Belfield of the Community College Research Center estimates the median average cost per associate degree in 2008 to be $45,900 at academic community colleges and $36,950 at vocational colleges. “Even as graduation rates have flat-lined, the real costs of college are significantly lower in 2008 than in 1987,” the study concludes.

Evaluating colleges’ productivity is complicated by a variety of factors, including how to assess transfers and how to account for unprepared students.

The Completion Arch, a new project by College Board, will present a variety of indicators of student progress and success.

 


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON May 1, 2012

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