New Data Show Some Colleges Are Definitively Unaffordable for Many
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Aboubacar Konate graduated second in his class from high school, took Advanced Placement classes, speaks four languages, and played three sports. But private colleges offered the aspiring engineer little financial aid, so he went to a public university and now works as an engineer in Boston.
An increasing number of American families are finding themselves in the same situation. For them, after years of escalating college costs and stagnant earnings, the higher educations they desire for their children are conclusively, decisively, and categorically out of reach.