Majority of Education Consumers Would Do Things Differently

Postsecondary education consumers share what they would do different

In June 2017, Gallup and Strada Education NetworkSM released initial findings from the Education Consumer PulseTM (ECP). The inaugural report, “On Second Thought: U.S. Adults Reflect on Their Education Decisions,” focuses on how individuals who had previously enrolled in or completed postsecondary education answered three key questions:

If you had to do it all over again, would you still:

  • Pursue the same level of education?
  • Pursue the same area of study?
  • Attend the same institution?

The report revealed that more than 51 percent of U.S. adults would change at least one aspect of their education path — major, school or type of degree — if they had to do it all over again.

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View the video from our June 1 panel discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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