The Dollars and Sense of Free College
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Sablan, Jenna R.
Quinn, Michael C.
The Dollars and Sense of Free College measures the costs of three major free-college models as well as the cost of a plan put forth by 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, which shows the likely costs in the first year range from $27.8 billion to $75 billion. The report finds that the annual benefits of Biden’s free college plan would exceed the annual costs of the program within a decade.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Peltier Campbell, Kathryn; Cheah, Ban; Fasules, Megan L.; Gulish, Artem; Quinn, Michael C.; Sablan, Jenna R.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff; Barrese, Sarah (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2021)In partnership with the Postsecondary Value Commission, we conducted a thought experiment on the costs of inequality in the US education system. Our simulation found that the US economy misses out on $956 billion dollars ...