Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
September 20, 2022
Check the Return on Investment (ROI) for Colleges and Academic Majors
College degrees cost too much to ignore the return on investment (ROI) for colleges on your list, as well as the ROI for a particular academic college major. Luckily, a handful of resources, which rely on federal data, can help you pinpoint the ROI for not only specific colleges, but also academic majors within particular schools. Return on Investment (ROI)...
June 10, 2013
What’s Wrong With College Career Service Offices
Before spending an obscene amount of money on a bachelor’s degree, families want to know if their children’s job prospects are good. As I’ve mentioned in past college blog posts, it’s difficult to get a good grasp of this because the employment statistics that schools share are usually meaningless. Institutional job statistics usually rely on grads returning surveys and few...
April 29, 2013
Measuring a School’s ROI with College Reality Check
In February, the U.S. Department of Education rolled out a new College Scorecard that families can use to research schools. If you missed it, I wrote a post on the day of the unveiling: The New Federal College Scorecard. The scorecard is a good first start to help families measure a school’s return on investment, but it needs work. If...