Can MOOCs Cure the Tuition Epidemic?
- Robert Ubell for IEEE Spectrum January 23rd, 2017
- Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/education/can-moocs-cure-the-tuition-epidemic
In the United States, the biggest obstacle standing in the way of students going to college is not their high-school grades or their test scores. It's cash. For low-income applicants especially, soaring tuition is one of the main reasons that as many as 40 percent of those accepted in the spring don’t show up in the fall. According to the College Board, for the 2016-17 school year, average tuition and fees are about US $33,500 at private colleges, $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, and $25,000 for out-of-state residents.