Three-quarters of Americans said they believe it is easier to be successful with a college degree than without, according to a new survey from New America. But despite that belief, many Americans believe higher education is not helping students succeed.

The survey and report, Varying Degrees, compile data and responses from a survey of the general public ages 18 and older in order to better understand perceptions of higher education and economic mobility.

The report explores the "pessimism about the American Dream, the undelivered promise of American higher education, and the value of public colleges and universities."

The results show that...

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Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura