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Warren Wilson College: Free In-state Tuition Draws Largest Freshmen Class


September 24, 2018

Environmental Studies Professor Dave Ellum, Ph.D., has a discussion with Warren Wilson College students. (Photo courtesy of Corey Nolen)

College enrollment numbers have dwindled nationally since 2011, but one small college in North Carolina's mountains has found a way to reverse that trend in a big way. Warren Wilson College's new North Carolina Free Tuition Plan guarantees a tuition-free college education to every eligible incoming North Carolina undergraduate student. The plan helped bring in not only the largest incoming freshman class in the college's history, but also the largest number of new North Carolina first-year students the college has had for at least 20 years.

The fall 2018 group of new students broke multipl...

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