Reasons for U.S. adults to go to college 2015, by age

Reasons for U.S. adults to go to college in 2015, by age

Reasons for U.S. adults to go to college 2015, by age This statistic shows the reasons U.S. adults gave for considering going to college within the next 12 months in 2015, by age. In 2015, eighty-five percent of respondents 30 to 40 years of age said improving their employment opportunities was the reason they planned to enroll in college within the next 12 months
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Reasons for U.S. adults to go to college in 2015, by age

20 to 23 years24 to 29 years30 to 40 years
To improve employment opportunities92%90%85%
To learn more about a favorite topic of interest84%79%80%
To improve self-confidence75%85%72%
To learn more about the world74%72%67%
To make a better life for my children58%64%73%
To set an example for my children58%65%69%
To switch jobs or change careers62%76%73%
To meet new people50%57%45%
Parents wanted me to go38%41%34%
20 to 23 years24 to 29 years30 to 40 years
To improve employment opportunities92%90%85%
To learn more about a favorite topic of interest84%79%80%
To improve self-confidence75%85%72%
To learn more about the world74%72%67%
To make a better life for my children58%64%73%
To set an example for my children58%65%69%
To switch jobs or change careers62%76%73%
To meet new people50%57%45%
Parents wanted me to go38%41%34%
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This statistic shows the reasons U.S. adults gave for considering going to college within the next 12 months in 2015, by age. In 2015, eighty-five percent of respondents 30 to 40 years of age said improving their employment opportunities was the reason they planned to enroll in college within the next 12 months
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