Anna Pogarcic

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Faced with rising costs, middle-class families turn to community college

Enrollment rates at community colleges have doubled or tripled in the last decade as middle-class families respond to rising costs of higher education.  UNC has therefore seen an increase in accepting transfer students — up 8 percent since 2014. There are certainly pros and cons to the transfer process, as several UNC students like senior Sarah Calire noted.  “Some people will make their sly comments like, ‘Oh, it’s so easy to go to community college and transfer in,’” Calire said. “But I just brush those off because I know my truth, and I know I worked hard.”  



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Chancellor Carol Folt announces why UNC is partnering with United Health Foundation. Gary Marchionini, dean of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, left, Gov. Roy Cooper, right, and UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann, far right, were also in attendance for the announcement. 

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Chancellor Carol Folt announces why UNC is partnering with United Health Foundation. Gary Marchionini, dean of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, left, Gov. Roy Cooper, right, and UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann, far right, were also in attendance for the announcement.