8 Countries Where College Can Be 100% Free

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We all have the dream to have free colleges everywhere in the world.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case everywhere.  There are however certain countries in the world where the taxpayer pays the bill for all students looking to get a college degree.  The countries in this list are mainly in Europe and have cultures that “take care of each other”.  These socialist countries usually have higher income tax rates, but it’s well worth it if you’d like to have health care and college tuition all paid and taken care of.  Ask yourself this question before moving to one of these countries, is free college important to you?  If it is, then this list starting below is all for you:

1) Denmark

According to the 2015 OECD report, Denmark is one of 8 countries with some free college university programs

Top Colleges & Universities In Denmark

University of Copenhagen Times Higher Education World Ranking #82
Aurhus University Time Higher Education World Ranking #106
Technical University of Denmark Time Higher Education World Ranking #167
Aalborg University Time Higher Education World Ranking #201-250
Copenhagen Business School Time Higher Education World Ranking #201-250
University of Southern Denmark Time Higher Education World Ranking #301-350

2) Estonia

According to the 2015 OECD report, Estonia is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Public Universities In Estonia

Tallinn University Not ranked
Tallinn University of Technology Not ranked
University of Tartu Not ranked

3) Finland

According to the 2015 OECD report, Finland is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Top 10 Public Universities in Finland

University of Helsinki Administrative Staff – 8000 Employees
Abo Academy University Administrative Staff – 1300 Employees
University of Turku Administrative Staff – 3319 Employees
University of Tampere Administrative Staff – 1982 Employees
University of Jyvaskyla Administrative Staff – 2583 Employees
University of Oulu Administrative Staff – 2852 Employees
University of Vaasa Administrative Staff – 498 Employees
University of Lapland Administrative Staff – 633 Employees
University of Eastern Finland Administrative Staff – 2800 Employees
Aalto Universirty Administrative Staff – 4424 Employees

4) Norway

According to the 2015 OECD report, Norway is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Most Popular Universities In Norway

University of Oslo Number of Full Time Students – 27,628
University of Bergen Number of Full Time Students – 17,000
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences Number of Full Time Students – 16,000
University of Tromso Number of Full Time Students – 9500
University of Stavanger Number of Full Time Students – 9000

5) Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

According to the 2015 OECD report, Slovakia is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Top Colleges In The Capital – Bratislava

University of Economics In Bratislava Popular Study Program – Business Management
University of Technology In Bratislava Popular Study Program – Civil Engineering
Comenius University In Bratislava Popular Study Program – Mathematics and Physics
University of Performing Arts In Bratislava Popular Study Program – Music and Dance
Academy of Fine Arts and Design In Bratislava Popular Study Program – Architecture

 

6) Slovenia

According to the 2015 OECD report, Slovenia is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Top College In Slovenia

University of Ljubljana Established in 1919

 

7) Sweden

According to the 2015 OECD report, Sweden is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Colleges With More Than 20,000 students in Sweden

Lund University Student Population – 23,539
Stockholm University Student Population – 21,121
University Of Gothenburg Student Population – 22,434

 

8) Turkey

According to the 2015 OECD report, Turkey is one of 8 countries with free college university systems

Turkey has over 178 different universities to choose coursework from :

Here Are 3 Of The Oldest Universities

Ankara University Established – 1946
Istanbul Universities Established – 1933
Istanbul Technical University Established – 1944
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Kentucky governor Matt Bevin says teachers’ strike left children vulnerable to sexual assault

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 Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks at the National Rifle Association’s NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2016.   Scott Olson/Getty Images

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says children were left vulnerable to harm, sexual assault and drugs as a result of public school closures throughout the state Friday to allow teachers and supporters to protest at the state’s Capitol.

“I guarantee you somewhere in Kentucky today a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them,” the Republican governor told reporters Friday afternoon, according to CNN affiliate WDRB.

“I guarantee you somewhere today, a child was physically harmed or ingested poison because they were home alone because a single parent didn’t have any money to take care of them.”

Bevin went on to say that “some were introduced to drugs for the first time because they were vulnerable and left alone.”

CNN has reached out to Bevin’s communications director. The governor’s press secretary did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment Saturday morning.

The Kentucky Education Association, which organized Friday’s rally, strongly opposes a bill to overhaul pensions that Bevin signed this week. Under the bill, new hires will have to enter a cash-balance plan, as opposed to a traditional pension, and teachers will be limited in the number of new sick days they can put toward their retirement.

Members of the teachers union also were critical of Bevin’s vetoes of budget and revenue bills, both of which the union said are crucial to funding public education.

On Friday, Bevin claimed to see people “hanging out” and “taking the day off” as teachers and school personnel gathered at the Capitol in Frankfort.

“I’m offended by the fact that people so cavalierly, and so flippantly, disregarded what’s truly best for children,” he said.

Bevin’s comments received bipartisan backlash in the state.

“There are no words for this other than, I am appalled!” President of the Kentucky Education Association Stephanie Winkler wrote on Twitter.

Republican state Sen. Max Wise, who serves as the chamber’s Education Committee chairman, also had harsh words for Bevin’s remarks.

“The disgusting comments by Gov. Bevin insinuating that a peaceful protest by teachers would lead to sexual assault are reprehensible,” Wise said Friday on Twitter. “I don’t agree with these comments & I find them repulsive.”

CNN’s Dakin Andone and Madison Park contributed to this report.