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Taking It In and Paying It Out
Here’s one of those Wall street Journal charts that leave me scratching my head. First of all, the ranking is curious: the Harvard kids are earning $96k/year a decade after graduation, and it’s downhill from there for other schools. Penn is next at $80k, and graduates of the College are only earning a median average of $65k per year. What about all those kids in private equity and consulting who started at >$100k right after Commencement, or the B-school grads and lawyers who should be making well over $200k by now? Shouldn’t they bring the median up?
Also, note the tight grouping of median average total student debt: Harvard is the low man at $7k; Columbia kids owe $27k; and alumni of the College are in hock for $12k. None of those numbers seem outrageous when you divide them over four years of education.
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
It took me forever to find Dartmouth on the WSJ chart. I think they used a small version of the logo generally used by the athletic department (which is not aesthetically appealing). If someone in PR wants to burnish Dartmouth’s image, they should start with a more prominent logo. How about using the College seal like many of our peers?
Addendum: An alumnus writes in:
I saw the note today about the $65K figure ten years out. It’s worth mentioning that Dartmouth actually used to be at the top of that same statistic ($135K at least according to Forbes in 2008).
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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