A surprising reason keeping students from finishing college: A lack of transportation

From The Hechinger Report: “Transportation can account for almost 20 percent of the cost of college for commuters, according to the College Board; 87 percent of all first-year students live off campus, the nonprofit Higher Learning Advocates estimates. … There are four ways transportation poses barriers for students: because of the cost, because stops or stations aren’t close enough to where they live or work, because available routes and times don’t sync with college schedules and because it’s unreliable, one study found. Transportation barriers disproportionately affect low-income students and Black, Hispanic, Native American and some Asian students.”

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