Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Data on Higher Education

A Closer Look at Higher Education by Jenna Ashley Robinson has some scary statistics about Higher Education in the US. Here are a few:

• Only 29% of college graduates achieve a score of “proficient” on national literacytests.

• Only 53% of students who begin college have graduated after six years.

• After factoring in forgone wages and the cost of a college education, the average lifetime earnings advantage for college graduates ranges from $150,000 to $500,000—not the million dollar figure that is often cited.

• In a survey at 50 selective colleges, 46% of students said that some professors use the classroom to present their personal political views.

You can read the full list here.

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