A new poll by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) has found that more college freshmen believe that adding a postsecondary degree to their resume is their ticket to finding a better job.
According to the “American Freshman” poll, 85.9% of new college students said that being able to find a good job was one of the most important reasons for advancing their postsecondary education. It’s the largest percentage of those who believe that adding a college degree to a resume will help land a better job than in the 40 year history of the poll.I think it’s understandable. Like everybody in the country, these students are reacting to a time of recession, John H. Pryor, managing director of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, which conducts the annual survey, told the Los Angeles Times.The poll also found that today’s post-downturn freshmen reported being more studious during high school, fearing bad grades and rejection from college could lead to economic instability. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with a postsecondary degree on their resume have the potential to earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no college education.