Higher education cuts unemployment rate in half, study says

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  • Ironwood Calgary, 00
    Dec. 17, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    Given the numbers I am seeing Engineering will be the way to go. With a coop education you should graduate under 5000$ in debt - and that leads to being out of debt by Christmass after graduation.

    Plugging my school (Memorial U. of Nfld) and the other Canadian engineering schools (about half of which are Coop) they are not much more expensive than an out of state school, and less costly than a private school. The key item is the 4 months on, 4 months working that gets you your degree in 5 years (but one of them is working - and it counts toward your stamp).


    Ed Wilson, P. Eng., M. Sc., P. E. (Tex.).

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Dec. 15, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    The importance of a higher education and the increasing costs of that education put students between a rock and a hard spot. The traditional lecture-read-study-test is not sustainable; it is too expensive. The real solution is to find ways through technology to provide quality educational experiences as lower cost. It can be done. The BYU-Idaho Pathway program is just such a program. Through Pathway a student can get a quality education at a very low cost. This pioneering effort will be the trend of the future.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Dec. 15, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    So as the states cut back on higher ed and tuitions skyrocket, we're essentially gutting the very foundation of America's future employment and economic well-being.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Dec. 14, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    I literally just got through making this speech to one of my lackadaisical college students. By the way, Math, Science, and Engineering are hard topics to master but take a look at how well they do compared to those with no real skills.