Should Colleges Be Judged by Graduates’ Pay?

September 18, 2013

To the Editor:

James B. Stewart's column noted that Grinnell College was rated 17th in the U.S. News rankings but was 366th in the PayScale ranking for midcareer median salary.

We recalled the parent orientation for the first of our two daughters who attended Grinnell. One faculty member after another spoke to us with great insight, intellect and energy. Particularly memorable was a professor of history who told us, "Our graduates may not always do well, but they always do good."

We thought that this would be money and time well spent, and it was.

Colorado Springs, Sept. 15, 2013

Media Source:
 New York Times