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

The statistic shows students' attitudes toward college in the United States, between 2010 and 2017. Depicted is the percentage of students' who strongly agreed with the statements shown. In 2017, around 85 percent of students' surveyed stated that they strongly agreed with the statement that college is an 'investment in the future'.

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

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Release date

October 2018


United States

Survey time period

2010 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,589 respondents

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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