COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- The cost of getting a higher education in Ohio is too high, according to a coalition of nonprofits, appearing at the Ohio Statehouse Thursday morning.
"Ohio ranks 45th in the country in college affordability," said Will Doyle, Professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Doyle was a guest speaker for Philanthropy Ohio, as their leadership gathered in the Ladies' Gallery at the Statehouse in hopes of getting lawmakers' attention to tackle what they see as an issue that is deterring more people from getting Associates' and Bachelors' Degrees in Ohio.
According to a fact sheet provided by the organization, Ohio is 36th out of 50 states for overall educational attainment.
They're calling on lawmakers to more than double the funding for Ohio College Opportunity Grants.