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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of a college education has increased 1115% since 1980. Affordability is arguably the number one issue in higher education right now. Students, families and counselors grow more concerned as costs continue to rise and an enormous student debt burden impacts millions of students every year.

Breaking the mold, Utica College recently announced a 42% tuition cut. Join Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Uitica College, Dr. Jeffrey Gates.



Episode Host

Chris D'Orso

Chris D’Orso is the assistant director of enrollment communications for Stony Brook University, coordinating social media outreach for one of the top-ranked public research universities in the northeast. Chris is a State University of New York lifer; he has a BA from SUNY Geneseo in communications, and worked as the acting director of student activities at Finger Lakes Community College and as an admissions counselor/orientation director at SUNY Old Westbury before joining Stony Brook University as an assistant director of admissions in 2005. He’s a husband and father, a Mets fan and baseball card collector, and the halftime voice of the Spirit of Stony Brook marching band during football games. Chris also got his butt kicked on “Jeopardy!” in 2009. He earned his MS in college student development at Long Island University.


Jeffrey Gates

Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management