Tuesday, October 29, 2002
The Confidence Man posts this comment on more and more of our students going to graduate schools. According to the New York Times (link requires registration)
Law school applications are up 17.4 percent from last year, the biggest jump in 20 years, according to the Law School Admission Council. Other graduate programs are also undergoing a surge in interest. Columbia University's Graduate School of Business reported a 26 percent increase in applications this year, to about 7,400, from the year before. The University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education received 1,700 applications, a 50 percent increase over two years ago.
Interesting, given this entry by Joanne Jacobs concerning the motivation of students who go to college in the first place. The Times is interviewing the best students at the best schools while Jacobs is discussing places more like SCSU. Most of our students don't have the option of graduate school.