Despite the economy, increased outcry over costs, and debate about the value, forty-one percent of 18-24-year-olds attend college. But who goes and how they go are changing.
New Jersey’s Comptroller has reviewed how the state’s community colleges pay their presidents, and he and Governor Christie are calling for some changes.
Money problems, trouble with academics and lack of direction are among reasons for low college retention rates. There are widespread initiatives to address the problem.
The fourteen community colleges in Pennsylvania are worried about state budget cuts that could make it harder for people who can’t afford a private education to attend a two-year institution.