U.S. companies largely favor graduates of big state universities over Ivy League and other elite liberal-arts schools when hiring to fill entry-level jobs, a Wall Street Journal study found.
The Journal study didn't examine smaller companies because they generally don't interact with as many colleges. In addition, the survey focused on hiring students with bachelor's as opposed to graduate degrees.
More than half of the universities in Japan are regarded as diploma mills in the sense that eveyone can get into and graduate from such universities. The only difference is that students need to attend those universities for four years, however, the quality of education at those universities is very low. Students at those universities sometimes learn again what they learned at junior high school.
アメリカはさすがだなｗ下位なんて見なくていい。上位層がしっかりして いればいいと。 PISA: U.S. is mediocre in reading, math, science
Compared to other developed countries, U.S. 15-year-olds are average in reading and science literacy and below average in math, according to study released today by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), which is coordinated by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).
Does it matter? Some argue the U.S. has more high-scoring students because we have more people than Korea, Singapore, Finland or New Zealand, so it doesn’t matter if our students’ average performance can’t match the high flyers’ performance.
Eighteen percent of U.S. students scored poorly in reading and science and 23 percent scored poorly in math. On the other end of the scale, 30 percent of U.S. students scored 4 or better in reading, 27 percent did well in math and 29 percent were strong in science literacy. Can we afford to write off 18 to 23 percent of the population and rely on the top 27 to 30 percent?
Boise State Universityの４年での卒業率は６％、留年とかも入れると ２８％だって。
BSU graduation rates should cause concern
Boise State University has a four-year graduation rate, meaning first-year freshman who graduate in four consecutive years, of 6 percent. BSU’s overall graduation rate, meaning students who graduate in more than eight consecutive semesters, is 28 percent.
Suppose that Princeton and Podunk accept you and me; but you go to Princeton and I go to Podunk. On average, we will still make the same. (The result held for blacks and whites, further weakening the case for race-based admission preferences. The only exception was poorer students, regardless of race; they gained slightly from an elite school.)
The benefits of attending a more selective college might very well be canceled out by the benefits of attending a less selective college
Most of the major college rankings are based in part on selectivity: either by looking at the acceptance rate or by looking at the high school GPAs and SAT scores of students. But a savvy student might be better off attending a school with a bunch of students who are dumber than he is. Why? A recent study of law school grads found that the correlation between class rank and salary is stronger than the correlation between school prestige and salary. "Under-matching" - that is, attending a law school where you're smarter than many of your classmates - is likely to result in better grades and a better class rank and a higher salary. Princeton economist Alan Krueger has theorized that this phenomenon may explain why students who get into elite colleges but attend less elite colleges earn as much money as students who attend elite colleges. Krueger found that students who graduate seven percentile ranks higher in their class tend to earn about 3.5 percent more money.
Corporate employers prefer State University grads over Ivy Leaguers
Public universities dominated the top slots in the Journal's survey. Following Penn State in the rankings were Texas A&M University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University and Arizona State University, all public institutions. Of the top 25 schools on the list, 19 were public and the rest private, with only one -- 14th-ranked Cornell -- an Ivy League school.
大学の成績が重要だといったが、トップスクールの方が コネがいっぱいあり、就職に有利なのは間違いないと思う。しかし、 トップスクールでもコネを作らなければ、普通の州立と同じ。下の人は Cal State NorthridgeのGPA3.7よりBrownのGPA3.3を選ぶといっている。
しかしBrownのGPA3.2とCal State NorthridgeのGPA3.7なら Cal State NorthridgeのGPA3.7を選ぶかもなｗ
While this may be true in cases where someone wants to apply to professional schools (law school, med school) where GPA is a massively important measure of success in admission, by not attending the top school you are forgoing the networking and resources that top schools often provide.
That is not to say one should always choose the "better" school by rankings, but I would rather have a 3.3 at Brown than a 3.7 at Cal State Northridge.
On average, he said, black and latino students were graduating high school “with the same skill set that whites had in the eighth grade.”
For all the publicity about American students comparing poorly to those in other developed countries, this was not uniformly true. “In fact, in low-poverty schools in the U.S. the test scores were higher than in [world leaders] Finland, Japan and Korea,” she said. Where the schools had 25 per cent poverty, the test scores were equivalent to those countries. The real reason for America’s lower overall results was that “we lead the world in child poverty.”
A professor of a senior-level college mathematics course says he has had bright young students before, but none like 12-year-old Jay Luo, who is about to become the youngest university graduate in United States history. In June, Jay will receive his degree in mathematics from Boise State University. He is already planning to do post-graduate work at Stanford University.