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    WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    https://www.wsj.com/rankings/college...article_inline

    I know these rankings don't necessarily mean much, but we're not even in the Top 400. The methodology is heavily weighted towards salary/years to payoff tuition/graduation rate WTF Guice???

    LSU - 199
    Loyola - 327
    Tulane - 354
    ULM - 357
    ULL - 383

    Remember around the turn of the century, the big thing was we're a "selective admissions" institution? How's that working out?

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    Re: WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Brasky View Post
    https://www.wsj.com/rankings/college...article_inline

    I know these rankings don't necessarily mean much, but we're not even in the Top 400. The methodology is heavily weighted towards salary/years to payoff tuition/graduation rate WTF Guice???

    LSU - 199
    Loyola - 327
    Tulane - 354
    ULM - 357
    ULL - 383

    Remember around the turn of the century, the big thing was we're a "selective admissions" institution? How's that working out?
    So we are ranking schools based off the salary of its graduates?

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    Re: WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    That is a pretty common factor when these outlets compile rankings. US News uses it as one of the criteria when ranking law schools every year. It is not an invalid criteria, but it is very subjective if school A has a law, Med, or other high level graduate schools, and school B doesn't. It will also negatively impact us because we don't have programs that feed directly into the higher tier paying jobs.

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    Re: WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by Tech52 View Post
    So we are ranking schools based off the salary of its graduates?
    What’s wrong with that?

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    Re: WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    Quote Originally Posted by glm47 View Post
    What’s wrong with that?
    It's not really the traditional point of a college education. More importantly, that number is going to be more determined by what degrees students get than it is by the quality of the education. Engineers are going to make more than history majors. That doesn't mean the history department isn't doing its job well.

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    Re: WSJ/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US

    I have been teaching for over two decades and the traditional point of college stopped being relevant to the last couple of generations. Most students and their parents are hyper focused on one career/goal/path and the salary etc. is a major goal in their search.

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