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College For Free: Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Radical Idea

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don’t need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work.

But what if the first two years of college could be tuition-free, for everyone?

We know what you’re thinking. Impossible. Inconceivable. And the word that so often means the end before the beginning of big education ideas: expensive. Well, the people of Tulsa, Oklahoma beg to differ.

The program is called Tulsa Achieves and, so far, it’s helped some 10,000 kids into college.