Anyone who's graduated from college in the last 15 years or so will tell you straight up that a bachelor's degree isn't the ticket to a high paying job like it was when your parents were growing up.
And with the growing cost of higher education paired with a decline in quality, students are really getting screwed over in America. Too often, we're paying more for a poorer education, which means there are tons of baristas out there with master's degrees.
But some states are trying to do more for their residents by offering them free community college. Rhode Island has just become the fourth state to do so.