Twenty-two percent of adult workers in a recent survey said that a college education does not effectively prepare students for employment in the workforce. Meanwhile, nearly the same percentage—25 percent—reported that college does effectively prepare students for the working world. Only 10 percent said college prepares students very effectively.
The April 2013 survey of more than 1,600 employed adults in the United States was conducted for University of Phoenix by Harris Interactive. It found that 35 percent of working adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education believe that all or most of what they learned in college is applicable to their current jobs.