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a nationally recognized college expert.
April 18, 2016
How To Measure College Grad Salaries
When searching for schools, parents are increasingly asking admission reps this question: Will my child earn a good salary after graduating from your college? College and university admission staffs will enthusiastically answer yes (!!!) to that question, but proof is almost always flimsy at best. Schools typically brag about high job placement statistics for their graduates because they rely on job surveys of...
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...
February 13, 2013
The New Federal College Scorecard
In his State of the Union address last night, President Obama struck a blow for higher-ed transparency. In his address, Obama announced the release of a new College Scorecard that, he said, “parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.” Every school now has...