Community college students are fairly optimistic around their futures, according to a survey by Cengage.
The inaugural Cengage Student Opportunity Index found 78 percent of students pursuing an associate degree are optimistic about their future, compared to 85 percent of students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
When asked “how optimistic, if at all, do you feel about your future?” 31 percent of community college students said very optimistic, 47 percent said somewhat optimistic, 17 percent said somewhat not optimistic, and 5 percent said not at all optimistic.
In other findings from the survey:
- Among students pursuing an associate degree, 88 percent are very or somewhat confident that they will land a job related to their academic major within six months of graduating.