The President of Ivy Tech Community College says the school can play a vital role in helping students achieve their post secondary education without having to accumulate a mountain of debt.
Indy Politics sat down with Tom Snyder, who was part of a group college presidents who met with President Barack Obama on college affordability.
With total tuition costs at four-year schools in Indiana easily hitting the $75,000 mark, Snyder says Ivy Tech offers students and families a number of options to keep college low, from the school’s overall low tuition compared to four year schools and using programs like dual credit where students can take college classes while still in high school and allowing more credits to transfer from the community colleges to four-year schools as well.
Snyder also talked about the reasons for skyrocketing tuition and what Ivy Tech is doing to help close the “skills gap” where employers cannot find qualified workers to fill positions.
You can hear his comments below. Part one is 7 minutes long. Part two is 6 minutes.