Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes – WSJ

Source: Colleges Resist Federal Effort to Gauge Student Outcomes – WSJ Nothing new here to readers of this blog I wrote, Of course they don’t want anyone to know.  Want to see the smelly reason why? Just read “A Tale Out of School” (on my blog inside-higher-ed ) to get a realistic sense of how  “outcomes” […]

The value of university: Our first-ever college rankings | The Economist (IS VERY FLAWED)

Source: The value of university: Our first-ever college rankings | The Economist I commented. I’m a former math professor who has been observing the corrupt system of American higher education for decades. Even though I have little regard for this mainly corrupt and fraudulent system, I find that your rankings don’t help at all. Unfortunately, […]

The Economist Understands Much Better Than it “Ranks”

New federal data reveal which colleges do most for their graduates’ pay-packets. They are not the ones you might expect Source: Where’s best? My comment: As a former math professor who understands American higher education from the inside (of both “elite” schools and not very elite schools), I believe that The Economist covers the subject […]

Link to Repayment Data

This data was referred to by Kevin Carey and me. Here is the link. College Scorecard Data  

How to Measure a College’s Value

An ambitious survey finds that brand matters less than other factors in graduates’ future contentment. Source: How to Measure a College’s Value My comment. (In reply to Outside the Box, who wrote that The study does not adjust for the fact that different kinds of students go to different colleges. “You probably make a good […]

New Data Gives Clearer Picture of Student Debt – But What About Student Assets? Do They Have Them? AND What Data? Appropriate Data? I’m Afraid Not

The increases in debt and default rates are concentrated among students at for-profit and community colleges, even though those students borrow less on average. Source: New Data Gives Clearer Picture of Student Debt – The New York Times Here was my comment. Two points, one just about data, the other simple business sense. First, the […]

Gap Widening as Top Workers Reap the Raises – The New York Times (It’s NOT the lack of degrees – It IS the lack of education.)

For most American workers, including many college graduates, the economic recovery has not meant significantly higher wages, research shows. Source: Gap Widening as Top Workers Reap the Raises – The New York Times I explained. “The cause of this phenomenon is staring us in the face. It is our beliefs that a college education is […]

Evidence That Schools That Educate Graduate Students Who Are in Big Demand

Uber…put up a billboard outside Carnegie Mellon’s computer-sciences building that said: “We are looking for the best software engineers in Pittsburgh.” Graduate students are being approached to work at the company. Source: Carnegie Mellon Reels After Uber Lures Away Researchers – WSJ This is a story about one of the top schools in computer science […]

“Class of 2015 Is Summa Cum Lucky in the Job Market” But Who Knows for Sure, Given the Data Source

Source: Class of 2015 Is Summa Cum Lucky in the Job Market – WSJ I wrote, “You write that, “…Members of the class of 2014 had an average starting salary of $48,127 a year…according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a group made up of schools as well as companies that recruit from […]