Free College – Not Just a Pipe Dream


Even though rising tuition seems the norm at many colleges and universities in the U.S., the idea of a free college degree is not just a pipe dream. As a recent piece from Consumer Reports points out, there are colleges in the US that charge no tuition and some that even provide free room and board for all students. Even more surprising, American students can also get college degrees for free in a number of countries, including Brazil, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Norway, and Panama.

As this list suggest, free higher education doesn’t require extraordinary national wealth—just the right national priorities.

For one model of how to provide free higher education for all in our country, see “Making All Public Higher Education Free.”