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By Ted Carter
President, University of Nebraska System 

Making a University of Nebraska Education More Accessible

 

New research from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation shows that people who aren’t enrolled in college view cost as the greatest barrier.

It’s not that folks don’t see the value in higher education, or that they question whether additional credentials would advance their careers.

Among those who have never enrolled in college as well as those who enrolled at some point and paused, the perceived cost of tuition and fees was cited far more frequently than other factors.

That should concern us for any number of reasons – the most urgent being that higher education is one of the most powe...



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