How Does the College You Choose Impact Your Life?

I wanted to share this video from the PBS News Hour featuring Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. He discusses the results of a new study that shows that colleges can have an important impact on your quality of life, BUT the study found that people who went to “elite” colleges were not happier or more successful. It seems that the college must be a fit for you.

Study Measuring Value of College Prizes Engagement Over Elite for Long-term Well-being
Description: Job placement and income have traditionally been key yardsticks for assessing the value of a college education. But a Gallup-Purdue survey of more than 30,000 graduates in all 50 states focuses on whether graduates have had a good life in terms of well-being, satisfaction and career engagement. Judy Woodruff talks to Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, a partner in the study.

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