Political party, age and income level play a role in whether Americans believe a bachelor’s degree is worth the time and money.
Is a college education worth the investment?
Despite empirical evidence that shows it is, the American public has its doubts.
Six in 10 American adults say that a college degree is worth the time and money, according to a survey released today from the Association of American Colleges and Universities and Bipartisan Policy Center. The survey, which queried 2,200 American adults between March 3 and 5 of this year, found that Americans’ opinions on the value of a college degree vary greatly by political affiliation, age and income level.
Wealthy and college-educated Americans are more likely to say a college degree is “definitely” or “probably” worth it, the survey showed. About three quarters of such adults endorse the value of a college degree. By comparison, only half of adults without a college degree or who earn less than $50,000 per year say the same.