A new study shows young Americans are drifting away from the notion of heading to a four-year college immediately following high school.

TD Ameritrade surveyed about 2,000 young adults and teens and say a rising number of young people are looking for ways to offset the rising cost of college, including taking a year off between high school and college.

The research also showed about half of recent grads say their college degree wasn't that important in finding their current job.