Rising costs push students to tech college

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

While most high school students still plan to go the traditional route of attending four-year colleges and universities when they consider educational options after graduation, a significant number say they are open to the idea of attending community colleges and technical schools.

The Washington, D.C.-based College Savings Foundation's fifth annual How Youth Plan to Fund College survey of high school students has found that a significant number say they're open to the idea of attending community colleges and technical schools, rather than university.

"What this says is that some form of higher education is more important than ever. It just may take different forms," said Mary Morris, College Savings Foundation chairwoman.

"I hope it means families are talking more, planning more, thinking about what their goals and resources are, and finding ways to make college education more affordable."

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