Going to college is always an adventure! Even if that adventure takes place in your backyard.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that colleges close to students’ homes are becoming an increasingly popular choice among today’s freshmen.
According to this piece in The New York Times, “Twenty percent of the respondents of this year’s freshman survey of full-time, four-year degree students said that being close to home was a very important factor in their college choice, continuing a slight upward trend that began four decades ago. (The figure was 16 percent in 1983.)”
Lower in-state tuitions may be the source of the appeal, or perhaps just knowing that – every once in a while – you can run home for one of your mother’s famous brownies sweetens the deal. Still, even if you’re staying in your hometown, attending college as a full-time student will a challenging – and rewarding – step towards a successful future.