I just came across an interesting study done earlier this year about how Americans are thinking about college as tough economic times drag on. The study was done by Bellevue University, a non profit school that is a significant player in the online education world (and which we sometimes promote on collegedegreecomplete.com).
The study pointed out just how intensely Americans are thinking about getting more education to improve their career prospects. Amonth the key findings:
- 41 percent of those withit a college degree say they are having a hard time getting by economically, compared with 27 percent of Americans with a four year degree who say they are struggling.
- 60 percent of Americans have given some thought to going back to school.
- Among those who don’t have a degree, 2 out of 3 are thinking of returning to school.
- Unmarried adults seem to be the ones most focused on continuing their studies. 73 percent of singles are contemplating further education.
While there’s widespread debate about the value of college, it appears as though average Americans see it as a valuable key to career advancement, whether or not they have the means to actually pay for it.
More on Bellevue University here.