University of Phoenix Survey Confirms ‘Lack of Time’ is a Common Barrier to Education

To learn more about how working adults view their job trajectory and education pathways, University of Phoenix commissioned a 2017 survey of 1,019 adults working at least 20 hours per week in the United States to better understand their views on higher education and how they spend their free time. The survey revealed that many of these working adults would like to return to school, but say they face barriers preventing them from earning an advanced degree. The survey also shed light on the daily activities workers spend most of their free time on in lieu of going back to school, like watching TV and social media.