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College Valuable To Texans Even With Multiple Barriers, Finds Poll

By James Treuthardt

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Although a majority of Texan adults believe the Texas government does not spend enough on higher education and that student loan debt presents a huge challenge, they would still encourage high school seniors to earn a college degree. This is due to various benefits— among them higher pay.


These findings were collected through a statewide telephone poll commissioned by the Texas branch of Western Governors University.


“The 2017 poll provides a clear view of the importance Texans attach to higher education in all aspects of life,” said James Henson, one of the poll’s designers.


Despite multiple barriers to post-secondary education, a majority of those polled had a positive view of the impact a college degree can have on someone’s life.


Read more at the Austin-American Statesman HERE.