Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Semi-OT: Is college worth it
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
TFW Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,214
Joined: Jun 2005
Reputation: 29
I Root For: Owls in Omaha
Location: 2nd Base

New Orleans BowlDonators
Post: #1
Semi-OT: Is college worth it
I haven't seen this posted elsewhere here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education...rc404=true

"Is college worth it? Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce tried to answer that question, using newly released federal data to try to calculate return on investment for thousands of colleges across the country."

I don't really understand all the metrics, but Rice is top 100 (out of 4500 schools) on my initial search.
11-24-2019 06:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

Almadenmike Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 17,868
Joined: Jul 2005
Reputation: 95
I Root For: Rice Owls
Location: San Jose, Calif.

DonatorsNew Orleans BowlDonators
Post: #2
RE: Semi-OT: Is college worth it
(11-24-2019 06:38 PM)TFW Wrote:  I haven't seen this posted elsewhere here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education...rc404=true

"Is college worth it? Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce tried to answer that question, using newly released federal data to try to calculate return on investment for thousands of colleges across the country."

I don't really understand all the metrics, but Rice is top 100 (out of 4500 schools) on my initial search.

Interesting article/study. Thanks for posting.

It ranks Rice at #64 when filtering for bachelor's degrees from 4-year colleges (private, public and for-profit) ... and at #51 when limiting it to private non-profits.

The article has 1,300+ comments since it was published on November 14. Quite a few are interesting and thought-provoking.
(This post was last modified: 11-24-2019 07:08 PM by Almadenmike.)
11-24-2019 06:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
franklyconfused Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 358
Joined: Nov 2015
Reputation: 4
I Root For: Rice
Location: Houston
Post: #3
RE: Semi-OT: Is college worth it
On a related note, NPR had an article yesterday on Chile's attempt to make college publicly funded for anyone eligible to attend. They're up to zero-tuition charged to 60% of families (ordered by income), but they don't cover indirect costs, like room and board. Some interesting takeaways:
  • Politicians sold the program as universal state-funded college, but quickly had to pull it back to only the lowest 50% of incomes qualifying. There was no dramatic counter-revolution when they took budget control steps. They've modestly relaxed the qualifications since that initial retraction, but still aren't at universal post-secondary education.
  • Private schools that chose to participate have shown better ability to handle the lower per-student revenue. State universities are less flexible, leading to more difficulty with the state-mandated budget.
11-26-2019 10:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply

georgewebb Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,662
Joined: Oct 2005
Reputation: 70
I Root For:
Location:

The Parliament AwardsDonators
Post: #4
RE: Semi-OT: Is college worth it
I like the idea of everyone getting an above-average education.
11-26-2019 07:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Owl 69/70/75 Offline
Just an old rugby coach
*

Posts: 62,932
Joined: Sep 2005
Reputation: 1502
I Root For: RiceBathChelsea
Location: Montgomery, TX

DonatorsNew Orleans Bowl
Post: #5
RE: Semi-OT: Is college worth it
(11-26-2019 07:26 PM)georgewebb Wrote:  I like the idea of everyone getting an above-average education.

I suppose that works in Lake Woebegone, where the children are all above average.
11-26-2019 07:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2019 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2019 MyBB Group.