Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Michigan Daily story quotes Peter Riley Bahr

Tags: bahr, community college, economics of education, expertise

In a story in The Michigan Daily on President Barack Obama’s higher education plan, Peter Riley Bahr noted that, although the plan almost certainly will shift more students from four-year institutions to community colleges, the effect probably will not be substantial due to the large imbalance in tuition costs that already exists between the two options, which determines college choice for many students. “I think we will see somewhat more students in the community colleges for the first two years [of college attendance], but I don’t think it will be an enormously greater number of students because community colleges are already substantially less expensive than public four-year institutions,” Bahr said. Read the story here.

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