Poll: Only 28% of Texas voters feel college degree is a necessity

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Poll: Only 28% of Texas voters feel college degree is a necessity

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by ROSS RAMSEY

The Texas Tribune

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Poll:
Do you think a college degree is necessary?

Texas voters are supportive of some potentially major changes in public education, from providing incentives to people who want to be teachers to allowing more local control over standards and curriculum, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Meanwhile, fewer of them are convinced that a college degree is a necessity. Only 28 percent said a college education is necessary for a person to succeed in today’s work world, while 68 percent said “there are many ways to succeed ... without a college degree.” That’s a big change from the UT/TT Poll of May 2010, when 42 percent called college necessary and 56 percent said there are other paths to success.

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