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Colleges Struggle to Report Accurate Job-Placement DataJul 19, 2012
Chronicle of Higher Education – Colleges use varying sets of data when posting job-placement rates on their websites, making it difficult for students if graduates successfully find work before, or shortly after, graduation. Among the discrepancies: counting unpaid internships as employment, counting jobs not related to majors, getting too few responses from students to make the data meaningful, and different periods of time tracking graduate employment. Information from college websites, particularly during this time of high-unemployment among recent college grads, is notoriously inaccurate. For more, read In Job-Placement Rates, Fuzzy Data.
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