Only a third of students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge to be successful in the job market (34%) and in the workplace (36%).
Telephone survey response rates are down across the survey research industry, requiring researchers to explore alternatives that supplement phone surveys.
Gallup's research on higher education in 2017 illuminated the serious issues facing U.S. colleges and universities.
A majority of Republicans say colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. Could this have a long-term impact on higher education -- and on the country itself?
The top reason students, parents and the public value higher education is to get a good job. Yet too few have a good job waiting for them after graduation.
Hear directly from Gallup's methodologists about our latest experiments and recommendations for conducting public opinion research.
Just 8% of U.S. college admissions directors agree or strongly agree that prospective students understand the value of a liberal arts education.
U.S. adults who attend technical or vocational programs are most likely to say they received advice on their field of study from informal social networks, with a high percentage (86%) saying this guidance was helpful.
83% of U.S. adults with some college education find work-based sources of advice about their major helpful, but only 20% use them.
Colleges and universities need alumni to serve as mentors for current students and help them get internships.
Americans' confidence in public schools increased in 2017, reaching an eight-year high. But there's still enormous opportunity for growth.
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