The Polling Center of the Institute of Government at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has released a new survey regarding college affordability. The nationwide survey found that nearly half of all respondents who had some college experience reported difficulty in financing higher education.
The study also found that nearly one third of respondents with college experience delayed their college experience due to financial concerns.
Of those respondents who did not go to college, two thirds reported that financial considerations were the primary factor in their decision not to enroll in higher education.
More than half of all survey respondents stated that they believed that public college and universities should offer instruction free of charge.