Poll shows that a majority of students are satisfied with their higher education experience

A recent poll shows that a majority of students are satisfied with their decision to pursue higher education.
A recent poll shows that a majority of students are satisfied with their decision to pursue higher education.

A recent Associated Press-Viacom poll shows that students who decide to pursue higher education are usually satisfied with the experience. According to the study, about 60 percent of people said they are either very or extremely happy with their college education.

A large reason for their satisfaction is that schools are becoming more career-focused. A majority of students said that this is important to them and it is imperative that their institution provides it. This type of preparation helps to get people ready for the workforce, decide on a college major and give them access to internships, the news provider reports.

Although the average cost of a bachelor's degree can be about $7,604 per year at a public school and $27,293 annually at a private institution, according to College Board, the poll shows that about 60 percent of students said their college did a good or an excellent job at helping them find the money to pay for their education.

Additionally, a majority of students and recent college graduates are optimistic about the future of higher education, with about half of respondents saying that the children who are entering elementary school now will see an even better academic system.

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