Pew study: 57 percent of public thinks college degree not worth investment

The general public said a ‘good work ethic’ and ‘work skills learned on the job’ are more important for a young person’s success, according to the study.

That’s a chief finding from a Pew Research study of 2,142 American adults (ages 18 and over) surveyed via telephone, and 1,055 college presidents surveyed online.

Overall, 57 percent of the general public surveyed says a college education is not worth the investment.

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