Inside Higher Ed - 11/18/2014
Students born in the mid-1990s or later are overwhelmingly in favor of going to college, but they’re not too keen on taking out loans to pay for it, a new poll found.
More than 80 percent of the survey’s participants – whom the researchers refer to as “Generation Z” – said that obtaining a college degree is important to having a career. At the same time, 67 percent of the respondents said they are worried they won’t be able to afford college and, on the whole, they’re opposed to acquiring student debt. The poll, the fourth in a series of surveys conducted by Northeastern University as part of its Innovation Imperative initiative, is based on the responses of more than 1,000 16- to 19-year-olds from around the country.