Even the University of Texas – a “Public Ivy” – Would Fail Gainful Employment Metrics

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  • The University of Texas is one of the nation’s top public universities, renowned for its rigorous academic standards, the caliber of its teaching staff, and world-class quality of its research programs. Alumni include bold-faced names in nearly every business sector and corner of public service, as well as 28 Rhodes Scholars, 26 Truman Scholars, 20 Marshall Scholars, 18 Pulitzer Prize-winners, and even nine astronauts. Its graduates enter the workforce with all the stature and advantage that derives from attending a “public ivy” (league) university.
  • A recent study, entitled “Are Graduates from Public Universities Gainfully Employed?”, found that as many as 54 percent of the degree programs at this prestigious institution – as well as many others across the higher education spectrum – would fail the current Gainful Employment metrics proposed by the Department of Education.

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