The Daily Report Card: Is The Sheepskin Worth Your Greenbacks?
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Purdue's Engineering Fountain makes an appearance on 60 Minutes.
Dropping out: Is college worth the cost? – Another week, another education subject gets the 60 Minutes treatment. This week: billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s suggestion that college isn’t always worth it. (Ironically — for a story about students skipping college — Purdue University’s famous Engineering Fountain makes an appearance.) 60 Minutes
Students with liberal arts degree should not abandon hope for a job – “Recent studies have shown comparatively dim employment prospects for liberal arts majors. But according to career counselors at Evansville’s four-year universities… all is not lost for those who prefer, say, political science to computer science or classic literature to physics principles.” Evansville Courier & Press
Median Compensation for Public College Heads Grew 3% in 2010-11 – ”The median total compensation of the 199 public college presidents surveyed was $421,395, up 2.9 percent from 2009-10, the survey found, while the median base pay, $383,800, increased 1.3 percent.” (Search the salary database at The Chronicle of Higher Ed.) The New York Times
‘Most of You Will Screw Up’: Real Talk for New Graduates – The college graduation speech you won’t get, but should. Advice from journalists, designers, health advocates, a bona fide astrophysicist, and… well, you’ll see! GOOD