A national Survey of probable voters shows that the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight fall in the perceived value of higher education.

Third form, a center-left thinking tank, and a global strategy group, a public affairs and research firm, Surveyed 1,000 voters to get an idea of ​​how the pandemic has affected public opinion of postsecondary education. The Survey stuck to black and Latino voters, as well as institutional leaders. The confidence interval is more or less 3.1 percent.

Most respondents rated the return on investment of a grade after high school as "excellent" or "good" both before and after the start of the pandemic. But there was a light bath. The confidence of all voting purposes fell at nine percentage points after Covid-19 hit (from 76 to 67 percent). The likely black voters changed the most, for 10 percentage points (from 79 to 69 percent).

"I do not want to exaggerate this point because, in balance, many people said it remained the same." Said Alex Iivey, Senior Research Director at Global Strategy Group.

dip In confidence in higher education is not really unique, said Ivey.

"is a part and plot with the decrease in the confidence of the Government institutions of the 1970s," he said, which is partly due to the increase in the politicization of institutions, and in part because of Fugitive inequality.

Several themes emerged from the study. Many people (55 percent of respondents) believe that college is too expensive for what students get from it, which is a perennial response, said Ivey. But 50 percent of the respondents also said that the economy of worsening will damage the career prospects of the graduates, which points to a more pessimistic overview of what is happening.

but the affordability "T necessarily means free, said Hiler. When he is asked to rate several policy options, which makes the university free of all. Provide titles that increase socioeconomic mobility and the Support for full-time work students were classified more important for respondents.

This is perhaps because respondents feel that higher education has not responded to the changing labor market, Angela Kuefler, Vice President Senior research in the Global Strategy Group. Almost 90 percent of respondents said that the skills required for today's labor market are quite Different from a decade. Most respondents also believe that institutions can do more for Support students and help them graduate, although they also believe that training certificates and undergraduate degrees pay at the end.

"L Survey shows that there is a great question of whether our postsecondary education system is designed not only to be affordable, but has a value of high value, "said Viviann Anguiano, associate director of postsecondary education at the American Progress Center.

The results of the WEREN Survey surprises Anguiano, particularly those related to how Latin respondents were felt. Latinx students faced the end gaps before the pandemic, and also tend to have more financial obligations.

Even so, while approximately half of the Latin respondents said a university degree, now it is less valuable, 72 percent said it has a university degree. It provides a positive return on investment.

"shows that Latinos are feeling the pandemic, but they still recognize the positive performance that a university degree will bring," she said.

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