Is an online education worth it?

Career College Central Summary:

  • Thirty-two percent of for-profit college alumni don’t think their education was worth it, and almost half believe their college was more interested in money than education, according to a Public Agenda survey.
  • But almost 60 percent reported that their for-profit school did an “excellent” or “good” job preparing them for the workplace.
  • One of the most important voices in the conversation, however, is the one that’s missing — their future employers.
  • A 2012 study by the U.S. Senate found that more than half of students at for-profit colleges fail to graduate and that the generally more expensive institutions spend more on marketing than teaching, prompting an investigation by the Department of Education.
  • Whatever the government decides, however, might be a moot point to aspiring graduates.
  • Of course they want a great education, but they probably also want to be hired afterwards. Researchers from the University of Missouri, RAND Corporation and National Bureau of Economic Research set out to figure out what types of colleges rank the highest for employers.
  • So, what do employers think of for-profit colleges?

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