|Farmer's High School, which is now the Old Main in Pennsylvania State University. |
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Penn State: 4-yr 63% / 6-yr 66%
Auburn: 4-yr 36% / 6-yr 66%
Ohio: 4-yr 51% / 6 yr 80%
G Mason: 4-yr 63% / 6-yr 66%
Ball: 4-yr 33% / 6-yr 55%
Michigan: 4-yr 73% / 6-yr 90%
Vir Tech: 4-yr 56% / 6-yr 82%
U of CA: 4-yr high 67%, low 39% / 6-yr high 90% / low 65%
U of FL: 4-yr 59% / 6-yr 84%
U of TX: 5 colleges out of 31 above 50% for 6-yr (more here)
U of WA, Seattle: 4-yr 59% / 6-yr 80%
Europe is moving to a three-year degree. Our public colleges now provide a six-year degree at ever-increasing cost. Rarely mentioned is how family and student debt limits other spending and weakens local economies: steep tuition and long years to completion with large failure rates costs the entire community.
Looking at these numbers and the poor quality of classes, counseling, support, food, and student life at most public colleges, we will see home college.
how is requiring a BA legal?
public and private
free college is attainable
corporatization of the university
the remediation windfall
the demise of the public university