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CalStateTempe
08-18-2009, 02:57 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/02/best-buys-colleges-opinions-value.html

ASU is 28
UofA is 41

Lots of craptastic schools on the rankings

discuss.

ASUHATER!
08-18-2009, 02:59 PM
well asu is slighty cheaper i think and it is a lot easier so i guess thats a better buy.

azhoops
08-18-2009, 03:13 PM
All Forbes university/school rankings are crap. Nothing new here...

Flipper
08-18-2009, 03:22 PM
California gets a lot of grief, but that UC system is all over that list.:)

TucsonDon
08-18-2009, 03:27 PM
I can't believe Washington isn't rated higher.

Itamicbomb
08-18-2009, 03:32 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2009/08/02/best-buys-colleges-opinions-value.html

ASU is 28
UofA is 41

Lots of craptastic schools on the rankings

discuss.

Funny considering that Forbes recently concluded that Arizona was the 339th best college in America and ASU was 350th...don't know why anyone would even bother with their lists.

bruins01
08-18-2009, 03:53 PM
So I assume Berea College and Florida are totally free to attend?

I'll take ninth, though.

Longhorned
08-18-2009, 04:11 PM
Again, bad methodology.

Out of sheer fascination, I recently agreed to an interview with Forbes magazine, who quoted me and cited me as an authority. The problem was that I have nothing to do with the subject of said article, and I didn't pretend to know anything about it. I didn't even ask the writer why he sought me out. I even followed up honestly with the fact checker regarding who I am. Horrible journalism, horrible journal.

Merkin
08-18-2009, 04:19 PM
UC representing well. But no CSU? Especially Poly? CSU is much cheaper.

Flipper
08-18-2009, 05:01 PM
UC representing well. But no CSU? Especially Poly? CSU is much cheaper.


Must have something to do with lifetime earnings for grads too? UC grads probably make more in the long run, better alumni network, etc, etc, hence the better value. A couple of recruiters told me that they'll give more weight to a UC grad than a CSU grad.

I would put the Cal Poly grads up there though. Those engineers, math majors, etc tend to make beaucoup bucks over the long haul.:)

Merkin
08-18-2009, 06:00 PM
Could be, UC's put out all the MD's, lawyers, vets, dentists and so on. I did see where Cal Poly engineers make big bucks when they graduate, definitely upper tier in the engineering graduates.

Flipper
08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Could be, UC's put out all the MD's, lawyers, vets, dentists and so on. I did see where Cal Poly engineers make big bucks when they graduate, definitely upper tier in the engineering graduates.

I can vouch. My two brothers are both engineers from Cal Poly (1 with MBA from SC:chair:), while 2 of my sisters got their Med Tech (Biology?) undergrads from the same school. All are doing fine, even in this economy.