Phoenix — Feb. 21
Many parents in America are considering higher education to not only help them get ahead in the workplace but to also set a good example for their children, according to a new survey.
A recent survey from University of Phoenix found that parents are twice as likely as non-parents (60 percent, compared to 30 percent, respectively) to consider going back to school.
Parents who have plans to head back to school cite salary (60 percent), personal achievement (51 percent) and the desire to make their family proud (46 percent) among the primary factors in deciding if they want to go back to school.
Nearly four in 10 (39 percent) parents in America say demonstrating to their children the importance of higher education is key to the decision to earn their own degree. Perhaps this is why two-thirds (66 percent) of Americans with children say they are currently or will take an online class to advance their careers compared to 38 percent without children.
Despite today’s difficult economic climate, 88 percent of parents say they will encourage their children to pursue a college degree immediately after high school — either full-time or part-time while they work.
Source: University of Phoenix