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Tue May 6, 2014
Survey Assesses How Well College Graduates Are Doing In Life
Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
OK, a nationwide tried to measure just how college changed the lives of nearly 30,000 graduates for better or worse.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And the results of the Gallup-Purdue Index are out this morning. This poll tries to measure college graduates' personal and professional well-being. The idea here is that the college experience plays a big part in determining those outcomes.
MONTAGNE: Here are a few trends that emerged. There was very little difference in outcomes between graduates of public and private colleges.
INSKEEP: Hmm, they did about the same after graduation. And the same goes for graduates of highly-ranked schools versus graduates of less prestigious institutions.
MONTAGNE: But graduates of for-profit schools are less likely to be thriving, the survey found. As well as, not surprisingly, students who leave school carrying a heavy load of student debt.
And that's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
INSKEEP: And I'm Steve Inskeep. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.