Opinion by Dr. David Svaldi, President, Adams State University
Some respected print and online publications have recently given a lot of attention to a report from PayScale, a salary comparison website, that purports to calculate the ROI – return on investment – of a degree from more than 1,300 U.S. colleges and universities. The resulting lists of the “Best” and “Worst” colleges for one’s money appeal to readers’ quest for quick, information – the print version of a soundbyte. . .
What is lacking in Payscale’s report, however, is sense. If its assessment of my university is any indicator, Payscale’s flawed methodology proves the old adage, Garbage In, Garbage Out
This column appeared in the April 11 Valley Courier, and will shortly be published in Dr. Svaldi’s blog on the Huffington Post.