Educational Technology

October 29, 2018

How Well Do Americans Really Know Today’s Students?

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JULIE PELLER, Insights & Outlooks

How well do we Americans really know today’s students? The answer will surprise you.

Last week, we released the results of a national opinion poll and a special edition of Education Insider looking at just how well the general public and policymakers understand the shifting demographics of higher education. For example:

62% of respondents believe most first-year students live on campus—but this is the experience of only about 13% of first-year students.
Only 37% of respondents correctly stated that most of today’s college students don’t depend on parents or family for financial assistance.
And only 47% of people correctly identified that Hispanic and African American college students are less likely to complete their degree than their white peers.

National Poll: How Well Do Americans Really Know Today’s Students?

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