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Education Consumer Survey

Explore Gallup's research.

by Brandon Busteed and Zac Auter

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.

by Brandon Busteed

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.