Online Learning Update

January 18, 2020

Report: Shrinking share of adults thinks college is ‘important’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive

About half of U.S. adults (51%) think having a college education is “very important,” according to a recent poll from Gallup that solicited responses from around 2,000 people.  However, the data shows the public’s view of higher education has diminished in recent years. In 2013, 70% of respondents to a similar survey said college was “very important,” though a bigger share of respondents in 2019 said college was “fairly” important (36%) than did in 2013 (23%).  The decline was pronounced among two groups: adults ages 18 to 29 and self-identified Republicans. Pundits have expressed concern about research that shows waning trust in academia among conservatives.

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