Minimum wage job no longer can cover the college bills

College costs vs. minimum wage

Do you realize that a minimum wage job used to be enough to pay all the bills for a college education – tuition, fees, books, room and board? Now it’s not even close.

We looked at the change in the minimum wage going back to the early 1980s, as well as the average cost of attending Ohio’s four-year public universities. The idea was try to put in simple terms changes in college affordability.

The story apparently hit a nerve with a lot of people. It was shared more than 1,500 times on Facebook and Tweeted more than 100 times. Take a look at our findings.

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