those opinions are probably wrong — at least the ones based on myths about what makes a good school to get a degree from.
We wanted to explain a few things a lot of people usually get incorrect about where to go to college.
Where You Go To School Doesn’t Really Affect Your Income.
Economists Alan Krueger and Stacy Berg Dale concluded in 1999 that students accepted into elite colleges, but chose “moderately selective” schools, were doing just as well in income roughly 20 years after graduating. As Time magazine notes, Krueger and Dale did a follow up in 2011 that found the same, so really it doesn’t matter whether you went to the University of Penn or Penn State University.
Read the rest of Tyler Kingkade’s article for more about the misconceptions about the college you attend.
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College Admissions – What Really Matters
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Liberal arts colleges are top higher education institutions that emphasize strong foundational skills, such as writing, critical thinking and communication. At a liberal arts college, students aren’t expected to follow certain career paths starting their freshman year but instead are challenged to build a wealth of knowledge across a variety of disciplines.
But with the growing popularity of careers in the sciences, technology, engineering and math fields—also referred to as STEM—some might question why a liberal arts education is useful for today’s incoming college students.
Martha Kanter, the under-secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, said it best when she cited the achievements of liberal arts alumni at a 2010 higher education conference: “Just 3% of American college graduates are educated at a residential liberal arts college. Yet the alumni of liberal arts institutions account for almost 20% of all U.S. presidents.” She added that, “On a per capita basis, liberal arts colleges today produce nearly twice as many doctorates in sciences as other institutions.”
Read Gianna Sen-Gupta’s article for the top reasons to apply and go to a liberal arts college
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