Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Public Opinion on Higher Education - Public Agenda

Americans are increasingly uncertain about the necessity of college for success in the workforce, according to our recent survey, funded by The Kresge Foundation. For many years, when we asked the public the question, "Do you think that a college education is necessary for a person to be successful in today's work world," an increasing percentage of Americans said yes. That trend has shifted since the Great Recession. Now, just 42 percent of Americans say college is necessary for workforce success, a 13 percent drop from 2009. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say there are many ways to succeed in today's world without a college degree, a 14 percent increase from 2009. http://www.publicagenda.org/pages/public-opinion-higher-education-2016

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