U.S. Official Touts Ashland University Efforts To Make Higher Ed Affordable

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A top ranking U.S. Department of Education official says Ashland University's recent efforts to control tuition costs are an example for colleges nationwide to follow.

U.S. Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter visited Ashland University on Wednesday for a town hall meeting on college affordability and quality. She discussed a variety of initiatives to advance President Barack Obama's goal to have "the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world by 2020" as measured by the proportion of college graduates.

She said innovative efforts like Ashland University's accelerated degree programs will expand higher education access and get students in the workforce faster.

"If you have a college degree, you're twice as likely to be employed as someone with only a high school diploma," Kanter said.

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