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Author(s):Immerwahr, J., Johnson, J., Gasbarra, P., Ott, A., and Rochkind, J.
Title:Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Organization:Public Agenda
Short Description:Conducted with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for the “Making Opportunity Affordable” initiative, this national survey documents what Americans think about college quality, affordability, and access.
Annotation:Conducted with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education for the “Making Opportunity Affordable” initiative, this national survey documents what Americans think about college quality, affordability, and access. Fifty percent of respondents stressed that a college education is necessary for success in the workplace, compared to just 31% in 2000. Sixty-two percent agree that many qualified and motivated students do not have the opportunity for a college education due to cost. More than four in 10 respondents believe that waste and mismanagement are a major factor in growing college costs, and over half say that colleges and universities could spend less money while maintaining quality.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Institutional Improvement

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