Haggis@wk wrote:Good news: Study confirms that college is pretty much a total waste of time
You don’t even need to read the article; just follow the link and check out the graph in the left-hand sidebar.
What’s tuition up to these days at private universities, parents? About $30-35,000?Nearly half of the nation’s undergraduates show almost no gains in learning in their first two years of college, in large part because colleges don’t make academics a priority, a new report shows.
Instructors tend to be more focused on their own faculty research than teaching younger students, who in turn are more tuned in to their social lives, according to the report, based on a book titled Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Findings are based on transcripts and surveys of more than 3,000 full-time traditional-age students on 29 campuses nationwide, along with their results on the Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test that gauges students’ critical thinking, analytic reasoning and writing skills.
After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; after four years, 36% showed little change.
Students also spent 50% less time studying compared with students a few decades ago, the research shows.
But GPA is 3.2; grade creep much?
With these huge and crippling tuition costs, its getting harder and harder to justify spending the money in hope of earning more in the future. Some of these kids come out with debt of $200,000 or more. That's a lot to overcome when you are starting out. That money might be better spent on a home.