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Now I can hear some snarky reader saying, “spoken like a philosophy major…“ But two things about that. First, I happen to make a decent living doing philosophy, I’m proud to say. Probably more than your average plumber makes – . Actually, philosophy wasn’t my major in college. I started out as an engineer, dabbled in psychology, then mathematics, and finally ended up majoring in this cool Great Books program. Which goes to show, in my mind that you should go with the major you love in college and let the economic future take care of itself. It turns out that your undergraduate major doesn’t have all that much direct bearing on what your end up doing for living. Indeed, the aforementioned has on the connection between undergraduate major and lifetime future earnings, and the results might surprise you.
Value Of A College Education : NPR Ed : NPR
When most people think of the value of college, these days, they tend to think in terms of dollars and cents. How much will it cost me? How much will I have to take out in loans to pay for it? Will my future earnings make college worth the cost? Stuff like that. Those are certainly good questions. And if you want answers to those questions, one place to turn is to the work of my Stanford College , who is one of the foremost economist of education in the entire world.
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The Value of a College Education | Philosophy Talk
Of course, I grant that most people see college quite that way these days. Way too many people see college -- especially elite colleges like Stanford or Harvard or Yale -- as the brass ring at the end of some frantic race. That’s why parents and students often allow their college choices to be influenced by those pointless colleges ratings put out by the likes of US News and World Report. And why they sometimes spend tens of thousands of dollars on private college counselors. Speaking only for myself, I would love to put a complete stop to the whole multibillion dollar private counselor industry. Unfortunately, that genie is not going back into its bottle anytime soon. But I do hope that our episode this week gives both parents and students and different way to think about the true value of a college education.