Monthly Archives: February 2013

Reality Check: The ROI of College









Despite the growing appeal of online education models and MOOCs, Diana Carew at PPI sums up the issue of higher education’s economic woes:

The middle-skill jobs that young college grads generally take (think sales agents, teachers, and financial analysts) continued to shed workers in 2011. And for the few high-skill jobs actively hiring (think engineers, web developers, and computer support specialists) most college graduates still lack the necessary training. That leaves many young grads taking jobs that don’t require a college degree for less pay. I call this “The Great Squeeze”