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Prospective College Students Deserve to Have Real Facts Up Front

A new FGA paper denotes how other states should follow Florida’s example and give students the tools to make informed decisions that work best for their situation.

NAPLES, Fla., May 25, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) published a paper how requiring that publicly funded colleges and universities disclose completion rates, average incomes by degree received, and average student debt will give students the tools to make informed decisions that work best for their situation. When students understand the likely outcomes of a specific degree or trade, they are better empowered to make a decision.

Many students today lack enough information to make a truly informed decision about attending college or know what career pathways exist outside of a four-year degree. Without the proper information, students can be pushed into attending college and accumulating student debt even though alternatives may better fit their individual circumstances, talents, and the current job market.

“A college degree is not always a golden ticket to a good job and financial success,” said Trevor Carlsen, the author of the paper and a senior research fellow at FGA. “Prospective students deserve to know the facts up front before they take on the burden of paying for college.”

Some states like Florida and Arkansas have led on this issue, but many states still do not require this information to be made available. These states are leaving students in the dark. FGA supports students and their right to have this information, which will improve outcomes for students and create a stronger economy for the United States.


The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that promotes public policy solutions to create opportunities for every Americans to experience the American Dream. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.

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Victoria EardleyFoundation for Government Accountability, 2397760172, victoria@thefga.org


SOURCE Foundation for Government Accountability


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