In the midst of economic stagnation and with unemployment rising, it is surprising to see colleges like Ferris State University in Michigan which displays unbelievably high job placement rates of 97-98%.
Ms. Salomonson, who is the dean of enrollment department in Ferris State, admits that making conclusions, based on extremely low levels of response from their graduates, is wrong. However, such statistics help to attract more students to college.
This situation is quite common for educational institutions of all kinds: in order to attract students, universities sometimes provide information which is far from being accurate. The reliability of such data has been more than once questioned by many but the problem still exists. Researchers say that graduation surveys simply cannot be relied upon for there are no official standards or regulations to control the process. (more…)