Which college to attend? How about whether to attend?

Which college to attend? How about whether to attend?

That’s really the first question – should a student even attend college at all?

Many should not, as a startlingly high number of students fail to obtain a degree, racking up a lot of debt in the process.

Maybe students and parents need a reality check — which I offer in my latest commentary in the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy. You can read it here.

1 Comment
  • scattergood2@comcast.net

    September 30, 2016 at 8:32 am


    I agree in principal. Maybe an additional option is to start grading K – 12 by how many are districts are directing their grads to – needed employment in their area and more general regional employment needs. Seems to me that as long as we judge districts on their college placements, numbers and quality, parents and kids will continue to aspire to college. Another thought is that area and regional employers should be more open in their needs. It begs the issue for private schools like UC – can they really become the school of choice without have some marked distinction, like pre-med? And did you see that LaSalle has joined the “lets be honest about the cost/scholarship movement by lowering their tuition and aid?