Free Community College Sounds Hot. But How Do HBCUs Feel About That?

BY: CHARLES D. ELLISON
Posted: Jan. 16 2015 1:24 PM

With several HBCUs fighting for survival in the face of financial crisis, is President Obama’s plan to make community college free coming at the expense of historically black schools?

Philosophically, President Obama would give us all four free years of a college education if he could.

Politically, however, he can only come up with two. And while it’s not the whole-nine-yard four, two free years of community college is not a half-bad proposition.

Looking at a cost of more than $60 billion over 10 years—which is just 1.5 percent of a $4 trillion federal budget if done in one—President Obama stirs it up with his ambitious free community college plan. Read full article here.