Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education recently released its annual report on higher education across the U.S. Pennsylvania’s individual report card grades varied across categories. PA received an “A” in “Completion”—which examines the percentage of students who enter college that graduate college—but an “F” in “Affordability”—which looks at the cost of higher education. Spokesperson for the Center Daphne Borromeo says PA is taking steps towards improving affordability through community colleges. Other grades PA received include a “B-” in “Preparation,” a “C-” in “Participation,” and a “C” in “Benefits.” Overall, the Commonwealth is about even with the national average in all categories.