Thirty-two percent of adults believe it is their children’s duty to pay the bulk of their college expenses, up five points from 2012.
Forty-five percent of graduates from four-year colleges work in jobs that do not require a four-year degree, according to a new survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The list of keynote commencement speakers at Ivy League institutions for 2013 does not include a single conservative, a recent study authored by the conservative Young America’s Foundation (YAF) found.
A recent survey found that most college students - 46.4% in fact - consider themselves "moderates" when it comes to politics.
Only 27.3% considered themselves "liberal" while 21.7% considered themselves "conservative".
This is seemingly good news for conservatives who have historically seen themselves as a small minority in the "sea" of liberalism that is higher education. The survey, which polled students at 279 colleges and universities, indicates a real change in the political culture of young people. Could the days of leftist bias on America's college campuses finally be over?
Not so much.
A closer look at the survey's results for issue-based questions tells a different story. Over half of all freshmen support affirmative action programs for college admissions. Nearly two-thirds support a national universal health care plan. Higher taxation on the "wealthy" was popular among 64% of those polled while over three-fourths supported the legal right of gays and lesbians to adopt children. An astounding 78.2% thought the federal government should do more to protect the environment.