Congratulations! Your high school student has been admitted to a variety of colleges. After looking at finances, social life, and academics, you’ve got one more question: what happens after graduation?
Parents often ask me which schools produce the best outcome. The answer is difficult because the idea of “the best outcome” is so varied. Every student and family should start by developing their own definition of a positive outcome: what do you hope to gain out of your college education?
For some, it’s a good job and a successful launch to a career. For others, it’s an education that prepares the student for a variety of careers through the development of research, communications, and analytical skills. Others want an education that produces a young adult who understands the mechanics of the society in which they live, creating a productive, informed, and involved citizen.