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Graduation rates versus high job prospect.....

mysticalmagicmysticalmagic Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
RIT graduates 66% who enroll (6yr), but 95% get jobs (in their field of study or grad school). Others graduate 95%, but far less then 66% get jobs. Which is better??

This was a recent article by Mr Destler, President of RIT in the Huffington Post...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-destler/grade-inflation-academic-_b_6278248.html

Replies to: Graduation rates versus high job prospect.....

  • lje62lje62 Registered User Posts: 5,591 Senior Member
    Interesting article..my daughter is applying to NTID and I wasn't sure if what he stated about the job placement was strictly for the deaf students or everyone at NTID
  • mamabear1234mamabear1234 Registered User Posts: 3,522 Senior Member
    I guess it would depend - if you are one of the 66% who graduate, the placement rate is great. My S and his friends have been very successful with jobs, most of them are video game design majors, some CS. I was very impressed with RIT from seeing how my student performed there. I don't know much about other majors. My S was a good but lazy student in HS, doing minimal work to get As and Bs. He had a higher GPA in college because he was interested in the work and motivated to succeed there. He has been on the job 4 months and got a good performance evaluation and a raise - they told him he has caught on to the work faster than anyone they have hired before.
  • crowladycrowlady Registered User Posts: 1,098 Senior Member
    I'm a current mom of a freshman. We are hearing about a fair number of students who are not coming back after first semester. It seems that while many students do well, many find themselves overwhelmed, and some don't feel they can justify the expense (compared to a public school or community college). I don't think they are trying to flunk out students. I think they give more people a chance than many other private colleges and some of the students just aren't ready, or discover that a tech school is just not right for them. The ones that stay get an excellent education and due to their co-ops are well prepared for jobs.
  • crowladycrowlady Registered User Posts: 1,098 Senior Member
    @mamabear1234 just curious, what kind of company is your son working for?
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