Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
University of Colorado Boulder
November 25, 2014
The Dangerous Allure of Party Schools
I watched CNN’s new documentary, Ivory Tower, last week, which has prompted me to write a depressing post for Thanksgiving week. The documentary, which filmmaker Andrew Rossi created, highlights some of the key problems that makes it extremely difficult for many college students to obtain a good education and just as importantly, to pay for it. The documentary focuses on...
March 14, 2014
Guess What College is Producing the Highest Earning Grads in Colorado
When searching for colleges, families should be able to know if the graduates at a particular school have been able to find jobs. And preferably good-paying jobs. As I’ve mentioned before on this college blog, it’s almost impossible to find meaningful numbers because the employment statistics that college reps eagerly recite, with few exceptions, are almost always bogus. (See previous...
September 9, 2013
Measuring College Grad Salaries
With out-of-control college costs a reality, it’s not surprising that parents and their children are especially interested in colleges that are springboards to good-paying jobs. Unfortunately, it’s hard to know what the schools are. Meaningless Grad Salary Data As I’ve mentioned before, the job statistics that colleges and universities share with prospective students are laughably misleading. Low percentages of graduates...