Report: Inflation and emotional stress cited among students as barriers to college enrollment

Among students pursuing a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree in 2022, 41% said they considered “stopping out,” or withdrawing, from their studies in the past six months, compared with 38% in 2021.

But the report also suggests that despite significant enrollment declines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of adults in the U.S. still see the value of higher education.

About three-quarters of the survey respondents said they believe a two- to four-year degree is “equally or more important in securing a successful career than it was 20 years ago.”

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