The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’
The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.
Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.
The report relies on the self-reported income of bachelor's degree graduates as well as future earnings projections.
The report is not without flaws, yet it is worth noting.
The numbers, gathered by Payscale, show out-of-state Western Michigan University education program graduates have a 20-year net return of minus $152,000. That ties it for the fifth worst return in the country, according to the report.
I know multiple Western Michigan University graduates who live in Michigan and are using their education degree to teach.
Is it possible the experience has been different for out-of-state students?
Maybe, but this single report is no reason to dismiss Western Michigan University's education program.