MLI managing director Brian Lee Crowley tackles common assumptions about the value of a university degree in his Globe and Mail column. Universities benefit from claiming that graduates earn on average $1 million more over the course of a career, but this is an average Crowley notes, and "Far too many grads don't even come close." Not only that, but "The information that does exist often looks only at the performance of a school's graduates and does not count what happens to its dropouts. That's like trying to assess a doctor's competence while ignoring the patients who didn't survive his care," writes Crowley. Crowley was also interviewed about the column on Charles Adler's radio show. To listen click here.

 

Evaluating the worth of a university degree

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