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Varying Degrees

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Posted: May 11, 2017
Organizations: New America

Americans believe in the tremendous potential of higher education—but they also feel that higher education is falling short of that promise, suggests a survey from New America. The inaugural survey shows both unifying themes and differences across age, gender, generation, region, and socioeconomic status when it comes to the value of a college education, who is responsible for student success, the ideal role of government, and the goal of higher education.

Varying Degrees

Varying Degrees
Varying Degrees
May 11, 2017

Streamed live on May 11, 2017 Most college graduates will end up eventually earning more than their parents even accounting for student loans. But many students leave school before obtaining their degree. In our new post-recession economic reality where most jobs go to those with post-secondary degrees, ensuring that low-, moderate-, and middle-income adults have access to an affordable, high-quality higher education is fundamental to helping to increase or maintain middle-class economic mobility.