Nearly half of all Amer­i­cans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher edu­ca­tion, and most think it’s not only too expen­sive but also only a fair or poor return on their invest­ment, according to the results of a new survey.

Most of those surveyed—particularly college-​​aged Amer­i­cans themselves—agree that U.S. higher edu­ca­tion must change to remain glob­ally com­pet­i­tive, though not everyone is con­vinced that increas­ingly pop­ular online courses are as effec­tive as con­ven­tional ones.

These find­ings are a wake-​​up call for those of us in higher edu­ca­tion,” said Joseph Aoun, pres­i­dent of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, which com­mis­sioned the study.

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