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May 21 2017 - 09:41pm
Americans and their Perceptions of College

The doom of higher education seems aggregated. A recent the survey conducted by New America, a think tank, found that Americans still have favorable views of a college degree, they agree it has value. However, 1,600 American adults participated in the survey. Three-quarters of the participants think it’s easier to succeed with a college degree. Fifty-one percent believe there are many well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree. 


Based on the chart, above 64% of the millennials said colleges put their own interests first and 13 percent think college is fine with the way it is. Compared to 42 percent and 39 percent, respectively, for the Silent Generation. Respondents also expressed anxiety about economic mobility after the recession, with 59 percent saying it’s more challenging to find a job than when their parents were their age. Sixty-four percent of participants said it’s harder to afford a family. Community colleges and public, four-year institutions fared better in the survey than did for-profit or private colleges. That may suggest that the stigma around attending community colleges may be fading.

Posted in: Education|By: Samba Doukhansy|395 Reads