How to Measure Success in Higher Ed? Not Just How Many Students Attend, How Many Graduate
To hear some tell it, the freshmen now arriving on college campuses across the U.S. are setting themselves up for a lifetime of hardship. “I kind of ruined my life by going to college,” blared the August cover of Consumer Reports magazine, quoting a 32-year-old woman. Perhaps the magazine enjoyed strong sales on the back of its sensationalist headline, but it misled the very consumers it hopes to inform in doing so.
Originally published: August 22, 2016
Author: Peter McPherson
Institution: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Published by: The Los Angeles Times