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The Cost of College


The Reason Foundation recently released a survey of 18- to 29-year-old millennials, providing new information to add to millennial surveys conducted by Pew and Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The survey, conducted by YouGov, explored many topics, including millennials’ views about the value of a college education. In the February-March 2014 survey, 35 percent said college was definitely a worthwhile investment, while 40 percent thought it probably was. Twenty-two percent said it was probably or definitely not. In another question, nearly eight in ten millennials said colleges could provide the same quality of education at a lower price, while 19 percent said the current tuition levels were necessary to maintain the quality of education.