Attitudes to college - parents opinions on higher education in the U.S., 2010-2017

The statistic shows parents' attitudes toward college in the United States, between 2010 and 2017. Depicted is the percentage of parents who strongly agreed with the statements shown. In 2017, 84 percent of parents surveyed stated that they strongly agreed with the statement that college is an 'investment in the future'.

Parents' attitudes toward college in the United States, opinions rated strongly agree, year-on-year between 2010 and 2017

YearWilling to stretch financiallyRather borrow than not goInvestment in futureDegree more important now*Attend for experience despite future earnings*
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Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Supplementary notes

The survey is nationally representative and included 1,589 individuals: 799 parents of 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students, and 790 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students..
Data for 2010 to 2017 was retrieved from previous publications.

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