Student doubts growing that a college degree will lead to a good job
It’s graduation season and many high school seniors are counting the hours until they can walk across the stage and turn the corner toward college and career.
But as a new survey out of the United Kingdom suggests, those graduates are likely to be less bright-eyed and full of hope than graduates before them.
Many of today’s graduates believe that a college degree isn’t the path to success they’ve been promised or worth the cost. The Guardian explains:
“Less than half of students are confident that their university education will secure them a graduate-level job that will enable them to pay off their debts, according to new research. A survey of more than 2,000 students found that 48% were either confident or very confident that their education would pay for itself in the future, with 24% saying they were either unconfident or not confident at all.”
Asked about paying higher fees at a more expensive university in the expectation of getting a better job afterwards, only 22% of students felt it would be worthwhile, and almost half of students surveyed disagreed entirely.”
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