Newly released survey data shows that Americans aren’t so sure a college degree is as valuable as it used to be.
Rasmussen released the report, which found that only 65% of surveyed Americans said a college degree is important for finding a job.
“The cost of a college education has risen faster than inflation, even as many Americans believe the value of a degree has declined,” the group said.
Rasmussen found American’s view of a college degree has dropped significantly in recent years.
“The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of American Adults say, in terms of finding a job in today’s economy, a college degree is at least Somewhat Important, including 26% who believe it’s Very Important. Twenty-nine percent (29%) don’t think a college degree is important, with six percent (6%) who think it’s Not At All Important. In 2019, 84% said a college degree was at least somewhat important in finding a job.”
The poll is timely given President Joe Biden’s recent decision to cancel half a trillion dollars in student loans at taxpayer expense.
Critics said taxpayers should not be on the hook for the education of upper middle class students.
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