I have a question about Bennington College. According to the New York Times, a study of student outcomes show that graduates of Bennington rank near the bottom in student incomes:
According to the study, at 34 the median student income is only $19,700. This places it at the bottom of selective colleges (71 out of 71) and 2,061 out of 2,137 when compared to all of the colleges in the study. It ranked near the bottom in the “overall mobility index” and in the “chance that a poor student would become a rich adult” category.
Does it have to do with the majors the students are selecting? Sarah Lawrence also has very poor rankings in the study. Bard wasn’t much better.
How can the median student income be so low? Less than $10/hr? Is there a problem with the data in the study? Any first hand experience out there?