Transportation Services Division director Joe Stubbins said that CSX Transportation Service has a fleet that can fit most NCSU students.
He said he had a hard time determining how many students would qualify for the cheapest vehicle on the CSX list, and it depends on the number of people and the amount of time the student has left to finish the degree.
He did say that some students who do not meet that criteria would not be able to use a vehicle.
“When you take into account the students that are in this class, they are going to have to work hard to find a vehicle,” Stubbis said.
“They’re going to need to do all of the work.”
Stubbins estimated that a CSX student would have to finish a college degree to be able use a car.
“It’s not a big number,” Stubbs said.
He estimated that CSU-B students would need to spend between $6,000 and $9,000 on a vehicle to get through the course.
The average cost for a vehicle is $22,000.
For a family of four that is around $70,000 per person, which is less than the median cost of a college education.
Stubbis also said that a student with a bachelor’s degree would have a hard enough time finding a vehicle if he had to commute to work.
“The amount of work that you have to do in this semester and the fact that you’ve got to be out of town for a couple weeks for a major exam, then you’re just not going to be available for the students who are doing the course,” he said.
Stubbs and Stubbies department director, Jennifer Brown, said that the CSU Bus Service was able to offer students a transportation discount, but said that it did not offer transportation to all students.
“We’re always trying to make sure that our students have a good experience on campus,” Brown said.