Minorities More Than Whites Embrace the Value of College, Survey Finds

By | November 9, 2013

While minorities worry more than whites about paying for higher education, a new survey finds that Latinos, Asian-Americans and African-Americans are more likely to see value in the investment for themselves and for the country overall.

Results of a College Board/National Journal poll released Thursday reveal that most minorities (70 percent of Hispanics, 61 percent of Asians, and 55 percent of blacks) agreed that “young people today need a four-year college degree in order to be successful.” Just 47 percent of whites endorsed that sentiment, down from 57 percent last year.

The survey also discovered minorities were far more likely than whites to say the economy would benefit if the United States meets President Obama’s goal of increasing the numbers of Americans with postsecondary degrees by 2020. (Education Week)

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