Survey: Many 2-Year Grads Want to Get Bachelor's Degrees but Don't

April 12, 2016

A new report from Gallup and USA Funds found that 72 percent of associate degree graduates have considered enrolling in four-year programs, but 64 percent don't because of family obligations, cost or job commitments.

The report also found that associate degree graduates are as likely as their counterparts with four-year degrees to strongly agree that their educations were worth the cost. Half of two-year graduates said they would recommend an associate degree program to others.

But the survey also found that associate degree holders are behind bachelor's degree graduates in Gallup's measures of life well-being after graduation.

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