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Parents who felt extremely or somewhat confident about meeting the costs of college for their offspring in the United States in 2016, by category

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Parents who felt confident about meeting tuition costs for college in the U.S. 2016 The statistic shows the level of confidence among parents of meeting the costs of college tuition for their offspring in the United States in 2016. As of 2016, about 75 percent of parents who had savings felt confident about meeting the college costs, whereas only 28 percent of those from low-income families expressed the same sentiment.
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The statistic shows the level of confidence among parents of meeting the costs of college tuition for their offspring in the United States in 2016. As of 2016, about 75 percent of parents who had savings felt confident about meeting the college costs, whereas only 28 percent of those from low-income families expressed the same sentiment.
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Release date
June 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 26, 2016, to June 6, 2016
Number of respondents
1,959 respondents
Special properties
Parents of children younger than 18
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Family income parameters are defined here as:
High-income family: 100,000 and more;
middle-income family: 35,000 to 99,000;
low-income family: less than 35,000.

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