The average median salary for these programs is less than $37,024, the average yearly earnings of a high school diploma-only student, according to an analysis of data from the Department of Education and compiled by The HEA Group and College Scorecard.
Last year brought in the largest freshman class Bethune-Cooman had seen in more than 10 years and a 34% net tuition increase. With federal aid drying up in June, however, they intend to capitalize on an unexpected spark.
A degree in finance from some of the country's most esteemed private institutions can earn a student at least $30,000 more than the median B.A. graduate earns, according to data collected by Looking Glass Institute.
The Aspen Institute and CCRC have invited ten community colleges to participate in a program that can reprogram their values to boost the likelihood of students landing high-paying jobs or being admitted into universities.