According to a new Bellevue University Study: 1 in 3 Americans struggle to get by, consider school

Feb 28, 2012

A recent survey done by Bellevue University shows 2 out of 3 people who don’t have a degree are thinking about going back to school. 

Dr. Mary Hawkins, President of Bellevue University, says the purpose of the study was to understand the thoughts, motives and concerns of adults who have thought about going back to college and why they aren’t doing so. 

"And it truly was a lot of adult students just aren’t sure how they can do it.  They’ve got busy lives. Two, they are not sure where the funds come from to go back to school.  And then finally, some of them worry about whether or not they are capable of competing with younger students.”

Dr. Hawkins says the study found the majority of individuals were considering a return to school for career advancement.  After the study was completed, the university launched a website called 

The website defines key areas addressed in the survey and breaks them up into partitions to give individuals an understanding of what it would mean for them to go back to college.