Survey: Americans View Community College as Smart Financial Move

October 27, 2015

A majority of Americans surveyed by WGBH News said they would encourage high school students to attend community college rather than take out loans to attend a four-year college. The poll, conducted for the radio station's On Campus program and a special “College Material” series, asked a representative sample of Americans how they would advise a high school student who either had inherited $200,000 or was planning to take out loans for a postsecondary education. In both cases, majorities of respondents said they would encourage the student to enroll at a community college. The rest of the survey's results can be seen below.

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