Minnesotans weigh in on college readiness
A shared interest in ensuring that Minnesota's children succeed in college led the College Readiness Consortium at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Private College Council to jointly commission public opinion research on public attitudes toward higher education and college readiness. Given how important success in college is to our state’s future, we wanted to better understand the public’s views.
Key results show that:
- Minnesotans say college readiness is a top priority.
- Minnesotans are nearly evenly divided in their views about whether in the future a high school education alone will enable people to earn a decent living.
- Minnesotans think they know what high school students need to do to be ready for postsecondary education.
- Among parents, finances are seen as the biggest obstacle keeping students from earning more education.
- Most parents intend to save for their children’s post-high school education
Read the report, Public opinion in Minnesota on college readiness.
Read the July 27, 2012 opinion editorial in the St. Paul Pioneer Press: Pekel, Cerkvenik: Elections, the economy and education
See the August 2012 newsletter story, Minnesotans weigh in on college readiness.