Survey Says Millennials Support Online Education

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from Northeastern University finds.

A large majority of Americans surveyed, 83 percent, believe going to college is a good investment, yet more people gave the country's higher education system a "negative" rating than a positive one. Young adults aged 18 to 29 were more likely to hold a "negative" opinion compared to other age groups, 38 percent to 34 percent of Americans overall. Millennials' top reasons cited for giving a "negative" rating were the high cost of college and the difficulty of getting a job after graduation.

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