College Affordability Diagnosis

College Affordability Diagnosis

What percent of family income is needed to attend college? The answer depends on the policies set by state and institutional leaders in every state.

A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education compare the net price of higher education (tuition plus living expenses minus financial aid) with family incomes in all fifty states. Their investigation includes detailed information within every state.

On this site you can navigate to maps of the United States, select a state, and then look within that state to see how average net prices compare with available family income down to the neighborhood level.

You can read the national reports here.

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