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Old 03-19-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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Have to say HUGE KUDOS to this college. Increase things employers employers will pay for.

http://www.marketwatch.com/Story/thi...of2&yptr=yahoo
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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Have to say HUGE KUDOS to this college. Increase things employers employers will pay for.

http://www.marketwatch.com/Story/thi...of2&yptr=yahoo
Seems like a good marketing strategy. The demand will be greater for 'things' or as most would say, courses, that will lead to marketable careers.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Good for them.

I've always thought colleges should charge HIGHER tuition for low-demand majors like English and Sociology and LOWER tuition for high-demand majors like computer science and engineering. Some people have said colleges should charge lower tuition for majors where graduates earn less money, but they've got it backwards: We should discourage people from majoring in those disciplines by charging them higher tuition; the reason graduates don't earn as much money in those majors is because they're in low demand.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Stevens Point is where you go for conservation degree, that is well known here.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Good for them.

I've always thought colleges should charge HIGHER tuition for low-demand majors like English and Sociology and LOWER tuition for high-demand majors like computer science and engineering. Some people have said colleges should charge lower tuition for majors where graduates earn less money, but they've got it backwards: We should discourage people from majoring in those disciplines by charging them higher tuition; the reason graduates don't earn as much money in those majors is because they're in low demand.
I say charge the same per course. Let people choose and pay.

Those that choose liberal arts and don't make their money back - -that's on them.
Those that choose marketable careers and make their money back -- that's on them.

This school is making a grand gesture but the reality is that the demand for liberal arts is diminishing. The demand for skilled careers increasing.

They are just making a sound business move.https://www.marketwatch.com/story/li...eed-2017-06-05
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Good for them.

I've always thought colleges should charge HIGHER tuition for low-demand majors like English and Sociology and LOWER tuition for high-demand majors like computer science and engineering. Some people have said colleges should charge lower tuition for majors where graduates earn less money, but they've got it backwards: We should discourage people from majoring in those disciplines by charging them higher tuition; the reason graduates don't earn as much money in those majors is because they're in low demand.
I agree, with as much mental illness circulating in the world today we must limit people's choices or "nudge" them in the "proper" direction since they are incapable of making those choices on their own.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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Others should follow its lead. Colleges are doing kids a great disservice by tempting them into majors that will not lead to careers. Kids who are genuinely interested in English, etc., who want self-knowledge or to engage the permanent questions of mankind will still have more than enough colleges to cater to them.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I agree, with as much mental illness circulating in the world today we must limit people's choices or "nudge" them in the "proper" direction since they are incapable of making those choices on their own.
The problem is that young people often don't really have a sense of what's realistic and what's not. Too many young people go into majors like art or English because it's easy and they like it (and they don't know what else to major in) and think that'll be good enough. IMO we need something else to force them into thinking a bit harder about what they're getting into. If they learn their tuition is going to be, say, 40% higher if they major in English as opposed to mechanical engineering, they might give it some additional thought. It might be enough to discourage some people who probably aren't college material in the first place who are giving it a go just because they think they can major in something easy.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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Good for them.

I've always thought colleges should charge HIGHER tuition for low-demand majors like English and Sociology and LOWER tuition for high-demand majors like computer science and engineering.
Most major universities have "cash cow" departments.

These are colleges within the university that have lower academic standards for admission, easier curricula, and spend far less per-student (while charging full tuition).

So for instance where I went to college, the "Sports and Entertainment Management" department cranked out diplomas to marginal students, at about 1/2 the cost-per-head. Meanwhile the Computer Science, Engineering, Business, etc., departments were far more selective, with far fewer students, and spent about 3x-10x more per head.

At a large, well-known university in my area, they have a Journalism department that does the same thing. Their standards to be accepted into journalism are low, the amount per-student spent on journalism majors is low, and it's the largest department in the university. They use that extra money to fund their high-ranking biology / pharmacology programs.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Most major universities have "cash cow" departments.

These are colleges within the university that have lower academic standards for admission, easier curricula, and spend far less per-student (while charging full tuition).

So for instance where I went to college, the "Sports and Entertainment Management" department cranked out diplomas to marginal students, at about 1/2 the cost-per-head. Meanwhile the Computer Science, Engineering, Business, etc., departments were far more selective, with far fewer students, and spent about 3x-10x more per head.

At a local university near me, they have a Journalism department that does the same thing. Their standards are much lower for that major, and the amount spent per-student is small.
Many of the "cash cow" programs are, indeed, ones with lower academic standards, but not all of them. I know for some colleges their law school is a cash cow (because of big demand and low costs) but academic standards for some of them can be pretty high. I think they also charge high tuition in a lot of them, which is one reason they're cash cows.
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