Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Yue Guan
In his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced “America’s College Promise,” a plan to make community college free for all American families making less than $200,000. In this thesis, I provide an analysis of the plan and provide an evaluation of its potential impact on the education attainment gap in the United States. I also evaluate the plan’s various components and assess its potential impact on community college student enrollment, completion, and transfer to four-year universities. Lastly, I offer recommendations for improvement.
Guan, Yue, "America’s College Promise: An Economic Evaluation of President Obama’s Free Community College Plan" (2015). Scripps Senior Theses. 629.