In the 2017-18 academic year, community colleges received 33 percent of all distributed Pell Grant funds even though they enrolled nearly 41 percent of all undergraduates. As shown below, students at community colleges received a smaller share of other federal Title IV funds relative to their share of enrollment. Community colleges enroll an even higher […]
Community college students with Pell grants are less likely to take on student debt than similar students in other sectors of higher education. Read the full PDF.
Nearly three-fourths of American adults support free college tuition for those who qualify for it. Read the full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of public two-year college students who earn an associate degree are not saddled with student loan debt. Read the full PDF.
According to a recent survey, 49 percent of community college students reported struggling with making ends meet, resorting to taking loans or asking friends, family or charitable organizations for financial help at least once or twice over the past year. Read the full PDF.
Two out of three higher education institutions provide emergency loans to students. Read the full PDF.
Far fewer community college students borrow to pay for college than students at other degree-granting institutions. Read the full PDF.
Forty-four percent of community college students don’t apply for federal student aid because they don’t think they qualify. Read the full PDF.
The maximum Pell Grant covers about half of the total cost of attending a public two-year institution, compared to nearly 100 percent some 35 years ago. Read the full PDF.