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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

54% of whites see college as ‘risky gamble’

A majority of working-class whites think college is a “risky gamble,” according to a new survey, reports the Houston Chronicle. Only 44 percent of whites said getting a college education is a smart investment, while 54 percent said college may not pay off, the PRRI/Atlantic analysis found.

Blacks and Latinos strongly believe going to college is worthwhile, the survey reported. Overall, 55 percent of Americans called getting a college education a smart investment.

In a survey of Houstonians by Rice’s Kinder Institute, a majority of Trump voters and a third of Clinton voters said “there are many ways to succeed in today’s economy with no more than a high school diploma,” reports the Chronicle. “Black and Hispanic respondents were more likely than white respondents to say that education beyond high school is necessary.”

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