From Education Drive – Respondents to the Flatiron School survey varied in age, but the largest representation came from the 30-44 age range, meaning these individuals have mostly had significant time out of school and in the workforce — but also meaning that a majority may have graduated before the higher ed cost bubble inflated to current levels of concern.

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Dive Brief:

  • A new survey from the Flatiron School found 68% of working adults would return to school — either to college for an additional degree or to a credentialing “accelerated learning program” — if it guaranteed a high-paying job.
  • The survey also found over 60% of adults are satisfied with the way college prepared them to enter the workforce.
  • “Personal issues” and cost were the top reasons adults who didn’t attend or finish college were halted, and cost is the number one thing keeping people from returning to school.