Education Consumer Survey
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How six key undergraduate experiences prime graduates to succeed in their work and lives after college.
According to the latest Strada-Gallup report, 58% of U.S. adults choose to pursue higher education to get a good job.
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%).
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.
If you're like the majority of U.S. adults who pursued a postsecondary education, you would redo your degree type, institution or major.
51% of U.S. adults would change at least one of their education decisions.