Matt Jones wrote:
http://www.lorainccc.edu/Tuition+and+Fees/default.htmhttp://tri-c.edu/payingforcollege/Pages ... edule.aspx
Charlie Page wrote:
I would venture to say Tri-C went west because that is where the customers are.
Exactly. I've seen Bill bring this topic up a number of times, but he seems to be overlooking this fact. Say that Tri-C decided to open their new campus in Lakewood instead of Westlake. Certainly this would be a great convenience to students living in Lakewood, but would it do anything to attract students from Westlake or Bay Village who might otherwise choose to attend LCCC? Probably not.
I suspect you are correct; Tri-C might have made the decision to build its new campus in the middle of an industrial park on the borders of Lorain County to better serve the residents of Lorain County. But why would they do that? After all, Lorain County residents do not pay taxes to support Tri-C and Lorain County has its own community college.http://www.tri-c.edu/about/Documents/08 ... gs_web.pdf
Property taxes: $82 million
Tuition: $35 million
Lorain Community College
Property taxes: $11 millionhttp://morningjournal.com/articles/2010 ... 595733.txt
Property taxes in North Ridgeville: 1.7% of market value
Property taxes in Lakewood: 2.89% of market value
Cuyahoga County resident tuition - $84.56
Lorain County non-resident tuition - $119.00
Lorain County resident tuition - $98.80
I guess the new Western Campus is an example of CLE+ in action. The people of Cuyahoga County pay 70% more in property taxes but the residents of Lorain County get to use the facilities that those taxes pay for.
I think we can all appreciate the plight of the Bay Village student torn between his desire to get an education and his fear of driving to Lakewood.