Του Σταύρου Κυριαζή
Όταν η παιδεία έπαψε πλέον οριστικά να αξιολογείται με τα συνήθη ακαδημαικά κριτήρια
και αποτιμάται τώρα με τη μέθοδο ROI (return of investment), τότε σίγουρα "την έχουμε βαμμένη"!!!
Διαβάστε τι γράφει το άρθρο του business week, επί λέξει:
"...If you pay more, you get smaller classes, better teachers, a more prestigious pedigree, and fancier digs.
But does high price translate into a lifetime of earning power for college graduates? Not always.
To determine what a college degree is worth, PayScale examined its database of 1.4 million pay reports from individuals who used its online pay-comparison tools and calculated a 30-year net return on investment for more than 500 schools...".
Έτσι ακριβώς! Το PayScale αξιολογεί τα πάντα στο μέλλον!!!
Βέβαια -θα μου πείτε- για ποιά ποιότητα και ποιά παιδεία μας μιλάς και ποιά ακαδημαικά κριτήρια? Σε κάτι απλά κολλεγιάκια αναφέρεται το άρθρο!
Λάθος κάνετε! Δείτε τον πίνακα κατάταξης στη συνέχεια και θα καταλάβετε!!!
Το εργαλείο το βρήκαμε!
Ωραίο όνομα, πάντως! PayScale...
Για δείτε τώρα τη μεθοδολογία, αλλά και τον πίνακα κατάταξης των 50 πρώτων (σε interactive chart παρακαλώ): http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/bs_collegeROI_0621.html
Methodology: The study, by PayScale, uses pay reports from 1.4 million graduates from U.S. colleges and universities supplied through online pay comparison tools in the past year. The study used pay reports from only full-time U.S. employees with bachelors degrees and no advanced degrees, and pay reports averaged about 1,000 for each of the 554 schools in the study. To calculate the 30-year net return on investment on a college degree from each school, PayScale first combined the median cash compensation (salary and bonus) for graduates for each of the past 30 years. It then calculated the cost of the degree (excluding financial aid awards) by combining tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies for the number of years it takes most students to graduate from each school. From the compensation figure, it subtracted the cost of the degree and the estimated median pay for a hypothetical graduate for the same period plus an additional 4 to 6 years representing the time he or she would have spent in school. The resulting figure, in 2010 dollars, incorporates the school's six-year graduation rate, so that a school where graduates have a net return of $2 million over 30 years and where the graduation rate is 50 percent will have an overall net return of $1 million. Annualized ROI includes annual wage inflation of 4.3 percent per year. Net return and annualized ROI for state schools were calculated twice, using college costs for in-state and out-of-state students, and are listed separately in the table. Data on school type, graduation rates, and total cost were supplied by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.