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  •  You can look at those statistics differently: (1+ / 0-)
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    Even in a recession 8/9 of CS graduates are offered a job in the IT industry (remember, 2/3 got a job, and only 1/3 of the remainder got no job offers in IT). And these statistics presumably include the C- students from third-rate colleges, as well as students who got their degrees from for-profit institutions which don't actually teach them what they need to know.

    Do 88% of Law School graduates pass the bar exam?

    I would say that on the average CS graduates are doing pretty well.

    People with PhD's in physics, on the other hand, really are having extreme difficulty finding academic jobs.  That might be a legitimate complaint.

    •  Also, how does this equal "THREE times"? (0+ / 0-)

      If a third of CS grads don't have an IT job, how does that imply that there are three times as many degrees as jobs?

      Does that statistic come from some other report?

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      by Caj on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 04:35:36 PM PDT

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        comes from another report. It's also somewhat misleading. This report says that there are 12.6 million people whose highest degree is in an S&E field (and 4.6 million more with some degree in an S&E field). But there are only 4.9 million people working in what are classified as S&E jobs.

        But the report also goes on to say that there are 12.9 people with college degrees who say that their job requires expertise in S&E at a level equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

        So these statistics have clearly been cherry-picked.

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