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Dramatic Differences in How States Fund Community Colleges

In one area, the authors found that community colleges are increasingly relying on tuition as a major source of revenue, but tuition prices dramatically differ across the country because of a number of circumstances. Take, for instance, a state like California, where the tuition price is low and a high number of students are eligible for tuition remission, versus a state like Vermont with high tuition costs. The Community College of Vermont had an annual price of about $7,500 this past year, compared to California, which charged full-time students about $1,420, according to the report, adding that about 60 percent of public college students are enrolled in California’s two-year institutions compared to 21 percent in Vermont.