Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Can you pinpoint ROI on your education?

ROI--return on investment. For most people these days, this means an appropriate, well-paying job.

Melissa Korn, WSJ, Mar 17, 2014, says colleges try to track which jobs their grads get--but it's not a simple task. Yet, incoming students are trying to get some handle on what they can expect. Let's face it, they sort of want an guarantee.

Not going to happen.

Some govt agencies try to track this, but it's piecemeal.

And the schools themselves don't consider the number of jobs students get to be a useful metric.

There is some argument, too, about what "employed" means.

So what is the upshot? Keep on trying.

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