ASU president speaks out on the benefits of a college education


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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Aug. 5, 2013 5:08 p.m.

    I am sure his analysis is as fair and unbiased as one from a drug dealer telling addicts that heroin is good for them. Hardly disinterested bystanders in either case.

    How about asking the university president why college expenses have exceeded inflation for decades; or why college students cannot graduate in four years. Or, really get him spun up by asking about "diversity" in terms of the number of conservatives in the faculty and administration, or the number of conservative graduation speakers invited?

    College is the new high school equivalency.

    But, if you want a good paying job in demand, become a welder, auto mechanic, electrician or plumber.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    Of course the president is going to make that claim. First, his job is on the line. Second, he gets bonuses for diversifying and filling the school. Third, if people/companies realize that the university isn't a necessary step to be successful for most careers then people will stop attending.

    What universities won't explain to freshman is if you want a high paying job, then you need to become an engineer, doctor, a professor etc. Not a psychologists, sociologists, communication major etc. Yes you can get a job in those fields that has a high pay, but, most likely you will never get that job yourself.

    With that said, why can't the universities use all of the brains to get tuition lower? Even the Federal Reserve figured out how to keep interest rates artificially low....