IF POTENTIAL STUDENTS are making their college decisions based on an article from www.policymic.com, they’re not digging deep enough into what they want their college experience and legacy to be. Clearly we’re not going to talk down to the proud and successful Goshen College alumni base by telling them they shouldn’t worry about this list. They know that. They know about the college’s mission of peacekeeping and service to humankind throughout the world. They know about the friendships made and the lessons learned there that accompany them through life. They know that income isn’t the only point of value in a person’s life.
Should students consider potential future salary and overall college cost when considering the best fit for them? Absolutely. But, as several offended GC alumni pointed out in their defense on Facebook, college is about enrichment, not just getting rich.
SO, FOR www.policymic.com to conclude in a headline that any college or university’s education is a “waste” of money based on an arbitrary and incomplete calculation is misplaced emphasis and an insult to those who invest in making the world a better place to live.
Now, about that future favorite beer …