How exactly do schools skew their employment figures?

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How exactly do schools skew their employment figures?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:20 pm

Can someone actually explain how the USNews or ABA or whoever collects this information allows skewed numbers, legitimate and/or illegitimate techniques schools use to skew numbers, and why it hasnt been dealt with before the publicity this is getting now? How do they skew the median reported salaries, and how do they skew the % with jobs at graduation/9 months after graduation etc?

Are there any difference in the skewing techniques and the skewed results between places like NYLS/Seton Hall/Thomas Jefferson and places like GULC (still reporting median private sector salaries of 160k)


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Re: How exactly do schools skew their employment figures?

Postby theantiscalia » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:25 pm

The big difference is how the schools do it.

Places like GULC just work around the edges. They count on the fact that only high-earning individuals respond to surveys, don't count individuals not looking for work, et cetera. Their figures aren't accurate, but they're not a blatant lie if you read the fine print.

Schools like Thomas Jefferson just lie out their ass.

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