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Overwhelming Support of Free Tuition for Community Colleges Skill Building Programs

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on October 01, 2020 at 8:14 AM

Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Program Providing Free Tuition for Community Colleges Skill Building Programs

Idea Garners Record GOP Support

American’s in all demographic and political groups support making public colleges tuition-free, according to the Campaign for Free College Tuition’s latest survey, conducted after Labor Day. We tested four different proposals for free college tuition and all of them received at least 73 percent overall support.

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Overwhelming Support for Including Free College Tuition in Economic Recovery Plans

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on June 03, 2020 at 12:13 PM

Latest Polling Shows Support for Free College Tuition Being Part of State Economic Recovery Plans

The Campaign for Free College Tuition in partnership with PSB Research surveyed 900 Americans aged 18+ in April 2020 to determine their level of support for a variety of free college tuition ideas. Overall, the results showed support for states providing free college tuition remains stable and strong, including using the idea as part of their economic recovery program.

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January 2020 Polling Update

Posted by Campaign for Free College Tuition on February 25, 2020 at 11:26 AM

In the midst of an often contentious 2020 presidential campaign, the Campaign for Free College Tuition’s first poll of 2020 shows remarkably strong, stable, and bipartisan support for states making public colleges tuition-free. Overall, 77 percent of Americans want their state to provide free tuition at public colleges or universities to any academically qualified student.

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National Attention Proves Boon to Free College Movement

Posted by Jack MacKenzie on November 06, 2019 at 11:35 AM

National Attention has Proven a Good Thing for the Free College Tuition Movement


As Democratic presidential hopefuls gathered across the country this summer and fall, the question of a national free college tuition program was debated early and often. The result was a strengthening of majority support among all ages, races, genders and most importantly, across the political spectrum. CFCT’s most recent polling also shows a consensus that students from various backgrounds, including adults, should benefit from such programs.


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Democratic Support of Free College is Extremely Strong

Posted by Morley Winograd on June 24, 2019 at 4:44 PM

The Campaign for Free College Tuition in partnership with PSB Research recently surveyed 1901 Americans – including 1146 self-identified Democrats and individuals who lean Democrat. The survey was fielded June 7-13, 2019. PSB weighed the overall sample to US Census for age, gender, and ethnicity. Key findings of interest can be found below.

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2020 Campaign Impacts on Free College Tuition

Posted by Morley Winograd on April 04, 2019 at 7:05 AM

Are 2020 Presidential Campaigns Impacting Public Opinion of Free College Tuition?

New CFCT Poll Reveals Unexpected Results for Millennial Americans


As 2020 Presidential campaigns begin in earnest, free college tuition retains majority support among all major age and political sub-groups. But, as new nationwide polling shows, Americans would prefer their state government, rather than Congress, create and implement programs making college tuition-free.

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New Poll: Bipartisanship Lives!

Posted by Jack MacKenzie on March 22, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Bipartisan. Seems almost like a quaint harkening to a prior time. Like drying clothes on the line or having an operator assist in making a long distance phone call.

In an era in which we constantly focus on that which separates us along political lines, there appears to be at least one issue that brings back the true meaning of the word bipartisan: free college.

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Support Grows & Solidifies After Election Day

Posted by Brian Newman on December 20, 2018 at 1:49 PM

In July, we reported that support for free college tuition for all those who are academically qualified was “remarkably stable,” despite the political turmoil the country has been experiencing at the national level.” Our November 2018 survey conducted right after Election Day not only confirms these findings, it indicates that overall support has grown and solidified.

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We can't do this alone!

Our goal is to make higher education a possibility for every American, without regard to their financial circumstances.

We have a lot to do and not much time to do it, so your support is critical for our campaign to succeed. It’s with your investment that we can fundamentally reform how higher education is financed in this country, opening the doors to a more equitable society.

If you agree with our goal, our plan, and the urgency of the problem, we ask that you give what you can to help us write the next chapter in our nation’s history of continuously expanding access to universal, free education.

The Campaign for Free College Tuition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in the State of Washington in 2014 to educate parents, students, the higher education community, policy makers and taxpayers about efforts needed to fundamentally reform our nation’s system for financing higher education. This website and CFCT’s educational outreach activities are made possible through generous individual and foundation support.