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Are your high schoolers rethinking attending college? They’re not alone. A recent survey found that high school students are 20% less likely to enroll at a four-year school than they were before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The cost of a four-year education has continued to climb by 3.5% each year since 2005. Today’s students are very cost conscious and are leaning towards more affordable career options, such as technical or trade schools.
Today, the average cost for an in-state public school is $27,330/year, and the average cost for private school has gone up to $55,800/year. Colleges are already seeing lower enrollment this year despite record levels of financial aid being offered.
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