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Facts About Higher Education

In 2020-21, the average published (sticker) tuition and fees for full-time students are:

  • Public four-year in-state: $10,560, $120 higher than in 2019-20 (1.1% before adjusting for inflation).
  • Public four-year out-of-state: $27,020, $250 higher than in 2019-20 (0.9% before adjusting for inflation).
  • Public two-year in-district: $3,770, $70 higher than in 2019-20 (1.9% before adjusting for inflation).
  • Private nonprofit four-year: $37,650, $770 higher than it was in 2019-20 (2.1% before adjusting for inflation).

The income gap between families with the lowest and highest incomes is growing.

  • From 1989 to 2019, families with incomes in the bottom 20% saw their incomes rise 21%, compared to income increases of 56% for families in the top 20%.

What Can We Do To Help?

We have established the “Book Fund” for local Students graduating High School and entering College. We have $250 Scholarships available. Our requirement to be considered is to submit a 500 word Essay entitled “Why Education Is Important To Me”. If you are a High School Student contact your Career Counselor for more information on how to apply. We currently serve Ventura County, California and Pima County, Arizona. Please see the Book Fund Scholarship page to learn more about our recipients.

Facts About Childhood Obesity 

For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in 2017-20181

  • The prevalence of obesity was 19.3% and affected about 14.4 million children and adolescents.
  • Obesity prevalence was 13.4% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 20.3% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 21.2% among 12- to 19-year-olds. Childhood obesity is also more common among certain populations.
  • Obesity prevalence was 25.6% among Hispanic children, 24.2% among non-Hispanic Black children, 16.1% among non-Hispanic White children, and 8.7% among non-Hispanic Asian children.

Obesity and Socioeconomic Status2

  • Obesity prevalence was 18.9% among children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in the lowest income group, 19.9% among those in the middle-income group, and 10.9% among those in the highest income group.
  • Obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group among non-Hispanic Asian boys and Hispanic boys.
  • Obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group among non-Hispanic White girls, non-Hispanic Asian girls, and Hispanic girls. Obesity prevalence did not differ by income among non-Hispanic Black girls.

More than 2 in 3 adults (70.2 percent) were considered to be overweight or have obesity.3

Sources:
1  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Childhood Obesity Facts Childhood Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC 
2  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR
3  Weight-control Information Network. “Overweight and Obesity Statistics” http://win.niddk.nih.gov/statistics/ 

What Can We Do To Change These Statistics?

We visit various local elementary schools, give talks about Type 2 diabetes and each student receives a signed copy of our book “Does Diabetes Mean You Die?” Please click on the “Schools” tab for more information.

We are a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, our IRS # is 46-0992870.

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