59% Say College Is Primarily For Gaining Job Skills
Americans by a two-to-one margin view colleges as job training centers.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults believe the primary purpose for attending college is to learn the skills needed to get a better job. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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