college costs

The College Board reports the average cost of tuition and fees in the 2015-2016 school year topped $9,400 for state residents at public colleges. It was $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public schools, and $32,405 for students going to a private university. 

The current national average cost of attending a four-year public college is more than $28,000 per year; for a four-year private college that yearly price tag is now over $59,000. And those costs will continue to rise. 

Education @ Work

Nov 9, 2012

With college costs rising at an alarming rate, more and more students are leaving school with a debt load that is stifling as they begin to start their post-college careers. David Dougherty, the former president of  Convergys, which provides customer and information services to a variety of large corporations, has one solution. Since retiring, he has focused on a new non-profit, Education @ Work, which provides jobs and tuition incentives for college students, helping reduce their debt and earn valuable real-life work experience. David Dougherty recently stopped by our studios to talk more about Education @ Work with Mark Perzel