New Report Examines Adults' Attitudes toward Entering Postsecondary Education

A new report from Public Agenda examines the attitudes and expectations of adults who are considering entering postsecondary education.

The report, titled “Is College Worth It for Me?”, finds that the costs of earning a credential are at the forefront of adults minds as they consider their decision. Adults also worry about struggling to balance the demands of work and family with school.

The full report is available here.

Public Agenda surveyed more than 800 adults who were considering entering postsecondary education. Their work shows that adults may not take advantage of existing information sources, scorecards, and ratings of school and program quality when making a decision to either enter or return to postsecondary education. The report was funded by the Kresge Foundation.


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