Will Attending Highly-Selective Colleges Lead to Superior Learning, Increased Job Satisfaction, and Much Higher Economic Opportunity? Here Is What Research Shows


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#084 – The perceived complexity of the college admission process makes it easier for students and parents to believe misinformation, as they attempt to gather as much information to do it right. On the previous episode, we debunked the idea that Best-College Rankings are true indicators of the quality of education offered by a college or university. On this episode, we will visit another common misconception, one that has to do with what many expect enjoy as a result of attending a highly-selective college or university. This episode is based on a white paper produced by CollegeSuccess, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. Following the order in which the white paper is written, I will uncover what research shows is the link between attending a highly-selective college and the overall level of preparation a student receives (learning), job satisfaction & general well-being after graduation, and economic opportunity (a salary comparison of graduates of highly-selective colleges and graduates of colleges with open admission policies. Please visit our episode webpage at https://collegemetropolis.com/84 for sources used or mentioned on this episode, including the different research articles mentioned on the episode, and the link to the ChallengeSuccess white paper. Remember, you can help us reach a higher number of parents and high school students by giving us a 5-star rating and leaving us a positive review. We will truly appreciate that kind bit of support. Thank you!

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