When Mitch Daniels transitioned from Indiana governor to Purdue University president in 2013, he took a bold step and asked university trustees to freeze tuition. Now, he’s asking them to do so for a third straight year.
Those actions speak loudly and present a message that universities and colleges need to hear: The cost of attaining a college degree is out of reach for many high school graduates, and schools must make it a priority to reduce the financial burden.
A record percentage of this year’s freshmen reported that they declined their first college choice. The most common reason: Cost.