Is a four-year college degree still worth the cost? Tom Lindsay, Director of the Center for Education Innovation, work’s with Texas State Technical College to see how different degree options compare.

“Student loan debt in America is at a historic high. At nearly 1.6 trillion dollars, student loan debt exceeds even national credit card debt, and this in a country fairly addicted to credit cards,” said Lindsay. “The three-year college degree, practiced in the United Kingdom for centuries, can reduce the cost of college by as much as 25 percent. Purdue University, in Indiana, has just begun offering a three-year degree in its liberal arts majors. Texas public college and university students need and deserve the same.”

Read the full research paper on college affordability here: