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Public Strongly Supports Two-Year Colleges, Says New America Report



by Ellie Ashford

Americans continue to have a strongly favorable view of community colleges, according to the Varying Degrees 2020 report from New America.

Based on an accompanying survey, the report says the public believes two-year institutions are a better value, more likely to contribute to a strong workforce and run more efficiently than other higher education institutions.

Nearly three in four Americans agree that people with technical certificates and associate degrees will earn more than those without them. The share of people who hold that opinion rises to 87 percent for those with bachelor’s degrees and more than 90 percent for those with graduate degrees.

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