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Differing Attitudes on Value of College

11/08/2013

Inside Higher Ed.  November 8, 2013.  A new poll by National Journal and the College Board has found that non-white adults in the United States are more likely than white adults to view a four-year college degree as a "ticket to success." The percentage of adults, by racial and ethnic group, who believe this is:

  • White: 47 percent
  • Black: 55 percent
  • Hispanic: 70 percent
  • Asian: 61 percent

Across racial and ethnic lines, women are more likely than are men to believe that statement (56 percent vs. 47 percent). And while 64 percent of Democrats agree with the statement, only 40 percent of Republicans do.