September 20, 2013
Poll: 39 Percent of American Adults See College as an ‘Economic Burden’

Average yearly tuition at a four-year college has risen to over $21,000, student loan debt is at an all-time high, and the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 7.9 percent. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Americans are questioning the value of a college degree.
While the large majority of teenagers think college is a good investment in the future, only half of adults think college helps people get good jobs and build successful careers, according to the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll of 1,000 adults and 300 teenagers. 
Eighty-six percent of teenagers said college is a good investment in the future, while only 53 percent of adults said the average four-year college education is a ticket to the middle class. 
Read more. [Image: stu_spivack/Flickr]

Poll: 39 Percent of American Adults See College as an ‘Economic Burden’

Average yearly tuition at a four-year college has risen to over $21,000, student loan debt is at an all-time high, and the unemployment rate for recent college graduates is 7.9 percent. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Americans are questioning the value of a college degree.

While the large majority of teenagers think college is a good investment in the future, only half of adults think college helps people get good jobs and build successful careers, according to the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll of 1,000 adults and 300 teenagers.

Eighty-six percent of teenagers said college is a good investment in the future, while only 53 percent of adults said the average four-year college education is a ticket to the middle class.

Read more. [Image: stu_spivack/Flickr]

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    you really should keep in mind that the average adult today didn’t live in a time where a college education was...
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  6. longshankstumblarian reblogged this from geekedlibrarian and added:
    Not a healthy trend…
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    College should not mean a debt sentence. I do agree that college is absolutely an investment into the future, but how...
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    They always use berkeley
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