75% of budget from state. Today, it's about 50%. • 23% of low-income sophomores worked a job between the hours of 10pm-8am. • Survey at 10 community colleges (4312 students responding): 1 in 5 students was hungry, 13% were homeless. • 50-80% of sticker price comes from non-tuition costs. • More than 3 in 4 students attend colleges within 50 miles of their homes. Esp. true for low-income and minority students. • The average net price for a year at community college equals 40% of a low-income family's annual income. • A year at public university ranges from 16-25% of a middle-class family's annual income. • 60% of Americans ages 25-64 don't have a college credential, but 22% of them earned credits trying to get one.
Story Private Benefits: • ⬆ employment fringe benefits • ⬇ unemployment • ⬆ health • ⬇ disability • ⬇ imprisonment • ⬆ life satisfaction • Better marriage • 25% ⬇ mortality rate • Life expectancy ⬆ from 74 to 81 partially passed to children! External Benefits • Productivity spillover in regional income • Greater CEP means greater tax revenues • Reduction of need for public assistance • Lowered crime and reduction in dollar value of harm to crime victims Philip Trostel
infrastructures be committed to broad access transcend academic and institutional borders expect collaboration rather than competition between public institutions develop learners as citizen contributors to the knowledge commons develop faculty as agents of the public good in teaching, scholarship, and service expect administrators to speak the language of public and support public approaches to our work
who are sick of typical classroom structure. You probably know what kind of structure I’m talking about – memorizing vocab words to do well on weekly quizzes, submitting assignments to Moodle that disappear when you graduate, meaningless engagement with the work we produce. It really makes university kind of drag. We want to be doing work that’s relevant to us. Becca Roberts