College isn’t for everyone

College isn’t for everyone, writes Richard Vedder in Businessweek.

As a general rule, I would say graduates in the top quarter of their class at a high-quality high school should go on to a four-year degree program, while those in the bottom quarter of their class at a high school with a mediocre educational reputation should not (opting instead for alternative methods of credentialing and training).

Those in between should consider perhaps doing a two-year program and then transferring to a four-year school.

I’m surprised Vedder didn’t recommend a two-year vocational certificate at a community college for in-between students.

 


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON April 26, 2012

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