My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.
New Book on Payoff from College Completion
Malcolm Getz at Vanderbilt has published a new book on payoffs from different kinds of colleges from the perspective of labor market returns for various careers. He provides what average earnings are in a variety of occupations and links these to colleges including community colleges. He analyzes whether it pays off to go to expensive private colleges compared to low cost publics. He also includes what one purchases from tuition after a student attends various types of colleges. I like his rare inclusion of the difference between tuition prices and the numerous discounts private schools offer.
Overall, this is the best consumer oriented fiscal analysis I have seen. It is directed at parents and students, not institutions or policy wonks. The book is Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed by Harvard University Press.
Labels: College Completion, college costs