Reports from this dataset include, “Home Sweet Home. Still.”, “Is College Worth It?”, “Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds”, “The Digital Revolution and Higher Education”
Survey Details: Conducted Mar, 2010
File Release Date: 20 Dec 2011
As online college courses are becoming more prevalent, the public is skeptical about their educational value. According to a recent Pew Research survey, only 29% of Americans say online classes are equal in value to classes taken in person.
At a time when women surpass men by record numbers in college enrollment and completion, they also have a more positive view than men about the value higher education provides.
College costs are rising, student debt is mounting, and most Americans say college fails to deliver good value for the money. Meantime, only 19% of college presidents say the U.S. system is the best in the world. However, more than eight-in-ten college graduates say college was a good investment for them personally.
The collapse of the U.S. housing market has not shaken the public’s confidence in the investment value of homeownership.