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A recent national survey of 18- to 25-year-olds asked a number of questions about education and job prospects, such as why young adults don;t attend college.
When people your age don’t go to college, which of these do you think is the most typical reason?
It is because:
| Hispanic |
| White, Non-Hispanic |
|They can’t afford it||29||35||35||26||28|
|They don’t like school||28||16||20||33||31|
|They had no adult to guide them||17||20||18||15||16|
|They want to work and make money||24||28||26||23||24|
|SOURCE: Public Agenda|
A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 2005 edition of Education Week as Table: Why Not College?