ERIC Number: ED475729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Great Expectations: How Coloradans View Higher Education. National Center Report.
As part of a broader national effort, 501 Coloradans statewide responded to a survey of attitudes toward higher education in 2000. In many ways, the attitudes of Coloradans are strikingly similar to those of respondents to a national survey. The four conclusions emerging from this research are supported by national findings: (1) Coloradans believe that higher education is vitally important for success in the contemporary world, with 85% believing that a college degree now as important as a high school diploma used to be; (2) higher education means more than just a piece of paper, as interpersonal skills learned in college are valued highly; (3) Coloradans believe that the main responsibility for success in higher education rests with the students, but they also expect institutions to help those who help themselves; and (4) paying for college is difficult but feasible, with 63% of Coloradans disagreeing that families are doing a good job saving for college. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Paying for College, Public Opinion, Surveys
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 North Third Street, Suite 705, San Jose, CA 95112. Tel: 408-271-2697; Fax: 408-271-2697; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.highereducation.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Public Agenda Foundation, New York, NY.; National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado