August 17, 2016

in which college perceptions are challenged

i could make the case that i was one of those high school students. one of those elitists. not going to college was never a question. going to a two-year community college? not on the table. i didn’t know where i wanted to go; i did college visits at a couple state universities, considered out of state colleges, and finally settled on a  small, private, liberal arts college.  yes, i was one of those. tuition and room and board my first year was $18k/year. when i left, it was $22k. now? $46k. unfathomable.  but still, the idea of going to a four-year college and getting that well-rounded, liberal arts college for…