4-Year Colleges Aren’t for Everyone, Poll Finds

An overwhelming majority of Americans say it is better for some students to go to community colleges instead of four-year colleges and universities, according to a poll released today by the Associated Press and Stanford University. Respondents also said community colleges were “good” or “excellent” at almost the same rate as four-year colleges. The poll’s release coincides with a White House summit in which politicians are meeting with leaders from businesses, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations to discuss how those colleges can help meet the country’s job-training and education needs.

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