Friday, October 11, 2013

You may have a degree and not know it

According to a story by Caroline Porter (WSJ, Oct 9, 2013), some colleges are taking a look at the records of people who left school early and finding that they have earned a two-year degree without taking any more classes.

This is part of a program called Project Win-Win using data mining techniques available now to see what's up with people who left school.

Sixty schools are participating and they found 6,700 eligible for an associate's degree and about 20,000 more who needed no more than 12 credits to finish.

An associate's degree can result in tens of thousands more in salary.

The searching has encountered some "glitches," but is on-going.

If you think you are close to a degree, it wouldn't hurt to ask. You can ask anybody anything.

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