Wednesday, January 4, 2012

No wonder they're mad............

     "More than half of the college graduates in the humanities end up in jobs that do not require a college degree.  Not surprisingly, these graduates do not get a big 'college bonus.'  A college graduate who finds a job requiring a college degree had median annual earnings in 2009 of $21,000, but for the majority who end up in jobs not requiring a college degree, median annual earnings were only $14,000."
-Alex Tabarrok, Launching the Innovation Renaissance

1 comment:

  1. Back in the stone age a "college education" was what was important. The "college degree" was only a sideline. Unfortunately a lot of the junk that they teach in non-career specific degree programs has no value whatsoever in the workplace. Wnen I took an American Lit course at UMass (home of the world's dumbest education ideas) I got to read "The Electric Coolaid Acid Test" about a bunch of druggies riding around on a bus. Not the highest point in American Literature.