Colleges are pissed at a new website in Colorado.
For the consumer, it’s a huge win in helping them shape their choices what job fields to study for without getting financially dogged by colleges. This story is out of Colorado, but hopefully exands nationwide.
Story via Joanne Jacobs:
Colorado universities aren’t happy about a new web site, launchmycareercolorado.org, which helps potential students estimate the return of investment on college based on their major, school and degree.
For example, a dental hygienist with a two-year degree can expect to earn considerably more than a sociologist with a four-year degree.
The site includes survey of graduates’ satisfaction with their jobs (often low) and with their lives (typically quite high).
A graph shows graduates’ earnings vs. a high school graduate with no college credential. Some college grads take many years to equal and then surpass the earnings of less-educated workers.
“There are many degrees that don’t have a return on investment, and you should know before you go,” said Mark Schneider president of College Measures, which helped launch the site.