Tag: college education

Colleges Targeting more Students from Lower-Income Families

“The overall number of undergraduates at U.S. colleges and universities has increased dramatically over the past 20 years, with growth fueled almost exclusively by an influx of students from low-income families and students of color, reports Pew Research Center.”

Americans Taking More Cost-Savings Measures to Attend College

According to new research from Sallie Mae, 90% of students strongly agree that college is an investment in the future, an increase from 84% in 2010. 70% of students and parents strongly agreed that a college education is necessary for their desired occupation and to earn more, but more families are taking cost-savings measures, such as attending lower-cost colleges, living at home, or going to school part time.