Beyond Data: College Affordability

To understand the many dimensions to an issue, engaging the community is essential to understanding the context for data.

To bring this data to life, we asked New Orleans residents how they relate to the data in The Youth Index 2016. Here’s what they had to say about the topic of College Affordability:

This data applies to me because I’m currently trying to find funds to complete my own college courses right now. My family is affected by this because two of my kids are currently in college and I have one kid in 11th grade.”

– African American Female, CNA, 44 years old

Within one year of graduating from a four year institution, I have experienced increased tuition about three times before graduating.”

– African American Female, college student, Age 23, student