Why are we doing this?
Two years of free community college education will lead to a
better, smarter America.

BicycleMan_v2

100 years ago we made high school available for everyone.
This is an update.

FoamFinger_v3

We’re 12th in the world for people with college educations.
We used to be #1.

  • Currently, only 40% of US adults ages 25-64 have more than a high school diploma.

  • More than a third of community college students are the first in their family to go to college.

  • The average borrower now graduates with $28,400 in debt.

  • A community college student could save an average of $3,800 in tuition and fees per year.

  • Over 9 million students a year would benefit.

  • Low-income families and first generation students lag behind in college enrollment by over 30%.

  • The average community college student is 28, so this not only helps high school grads, but single parents and veterans too.

  • 40% of college students are enrolled at one of over 1,100 community colleges.

  • More than half of community college students are part-time, juggling school with work and life at home.

  • Student debt in this country is now over $1 trillion.

  • In the next 10 years, more than 6 out of 10 jobs will require more than a high school diploma.

  • Currently, only 40% of US adults ages 25-64 have more than a high school diploma.