High School, High Wages
28 Feb 2020
You don’t need to go to college to earn a good living, and that’s good news for those who aren’t interested in college or are concerned about the cost.
The cost of post-secondary education in the U.S. is rising across the board according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, although the amount of cost increase varies depending on the type of post-secondary institution. The price tag for tuition climbed by 67% for private 2-year colleges and 125 % for public 4-year universities between the 2000-01 and 2016-2017 school years. Public 2-year college remains the lowest cost option, although it increased by 109% in that same time frame.