Northeastern University Survey Finds Only 4 In 10 Americans Feel College Is A Good Value

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Americans feel that higher education is imperative for a successful future, but they believe that the US higher education system is providing poor value for the cost, a Northeastern University survey has found.

Seven in 10 Americans believe higher education is “extremely” or “very” important to achieving the American dream, according to the survey.

But at the same time, only 39 percent said the system was providing “excellent” or “good” value for the money, with the remainder saying the value was “fair” or “poor.”

The findings came from a survey sponsored by Northeastern in October that included 1,001 telephone interviews with American adults nationwide, and an online survey of an additional 250 young adults.

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