Can Cost Sharing Save Higher Ed?
Only 36 percent of Americans say they have confidence in higher education, down from 57 percent in 2015. Two years ago, 60 percent of Americans believed college was worth the time and money. Today, 56 percent think it isn’t, and skepticism is greatest among those aged 18 to 34. More than 60 percent of Americans think higher education is going in the wrong direction, and both Republicans (77 percent) and Democrats (92 percent) cite high tuition as a major reason.
Originally published: October 20, 2023
Author: David Wippman
Institution: Hamilton College
Published by: Inside Higher Ed