A Degree From a Tiny College Is Like A Thousand Dollar Car

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    For a guy with a Harvard doctorate, he does a poor job examining the phenomenon and arguing the point. He lobs a couple of examples of expensive schools, but does nothing regarding the outcomes of these schools. He just assumes you'll agree. Well, I don't.
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  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Like both of you, serious issues with this article. He equates small with expensive. You can go to USC, annual tuition ~$60,000+ and enrollment 44,000. Small doesn't mean expensive, large doesn't mean inexpensive. A thousand dollar car that gets you to your job and pays rent is better than no car at all. Attending a small school is just fine if it meets your needs.
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    "I don’t mean to disparage the small private colleges."

    Suuuuure, you don't.
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  5. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    I guess an example would be Hellenic American University they got under 1000 students.
  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    And the Virginia University of Lynchburg.
  7. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Active Member

    VUL of course but they are nationally accredited so its to be expected. Regionally accredited schools usually have the bigger pull of applicants.
  8. Nemo

    Nemo Member

    I wonder how Swarthmore feels about this.

    ** Ignore this. I have learned Swarthmore is up to 1,600 students. So they're the equivalent, I suppose, to a $1,600 car.
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Thanks to that article, my own valuation of one Harvard Doctorate (the author's) has just flamed out, taken a nosedive and flatlined. :(
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  10. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Corinthians and some others were NA, albeit with multiple campuses. They had thousands of students.
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  11. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Indeed. A most unholy "Chain of Schools," despite their name. And ITT Tech. Both ACICS - both gone. Won't miss the schools -- or the accreditor.
  12. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Of course you don't...Mr. Fossey..signed the alumni of North Carolina Wesleyan University..1800 total students on campus and another 400 online, NCAA Division III school. I will say this. My four years at Wesleyan are some of the best years of my life. With classes around 13, you get more one on one teaching than you would at a mega university. I was able to pop into my professor's offices all the time and just chat. It was amazing.
  13. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    For five long years, I thought you were my school
    But I found out, I'm just a link in your chain, oh
    You got me where you want me, I ain't nothing but your fool
    You treated me mean, oh, you treated me cruel

    Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)
    Chain of schools

    Every chain has got a weak link
    I might be weak, yeah, but I'll give you financial strength
    Oh, hey (ooh, ooh, ooh)
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  14. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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  15. freeloader

    freeloader Member

    The first institution the author mentions by name is Harvey Mudd. Harvey Mudd graduates earn more with their degrees than the graduates of any other college or university in the United States. MIT is second. Why would you want to study there, indeed?
  16. freeloader

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  17. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    My first car cost me, exactly, $1000. I miss it. I had so much fun, saw so many things, met so many great people and made so much money commuting with it. Then, when it completely died years later, I had 10x more in savings than the $3000 I spent on my second car. I miss that one, too.

    Then again, I could have taken out a high interest loan and gotten a brand new Hummer with exorbitant dealer fees. That would have been great. :emoji_confused: *sigh* Hindsight's 20/20.
  18. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    My first car cost me 800$.
    It was used Plymouth in good condition V8 beast.As to colleges, I know people with degrees from small private colleges such as CIE, World College who have good careers.
  19. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    I remember when you could get a beater for $500. Could probably do most of the repairs yourself, too.
  20. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    My first car was $400 dollars. A 1971 Plymouth Valiant. That car was amazing. Slant 6's were tough as nails. Bought it with money saved up from writing for the local paper. I digress. :)

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