Is A College Degree Really Worth What You Pay?
More Americans think it's a good idea for everyone to get additional schooling after high school, even though they're less convinced than they were several years ago that a college degree is worth what you pay for it.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of American Adults still believe a college degree is a good financial investment in today's economic environment. That's comparable to findings for the last couple years but down from a high of 69% in 2009. Twenty-four percent (24%) don't believe a degree is worth the cost, and nearly as many (20%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 800 Adults was conducted on May 10-11, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 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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