Fitting Comparison to OSU

Submitted by Brooklyn_Blue on June 21st, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I thought some of you would enjoy this:

http://chronicle.com/article/Is-Wal-Mart-U-a-Good/65933/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

 

"Wal-Mart estimates that about 700,000 of its 1.4 million American employees lack a college degree.

Sara Martinez Tucker, a former under secretary of education who is now on Wal-Mart's external advisory council, suggests 10 or 15 percent of Wal-Mart associates could sign up.

"That's 140,000 college degrees," she told The Chronicle. "Imagine three Ohio State Universities' worth of graduates, which is huge in American higher education."

Comments

Blazefire

June 21st, 2010 at 3:15 PM ^

If you put the brain power of three full classes from OSU together, you'd equal the brain power of about 1/10th of Walmart employees?

Yeah... about right.

Pea-Tear Gryphon

June 21st, 2010 at 3:16 PM ^

Would OSU Credits even transfer to Wal-Mart U? I really hope that WMU (not that WMU) doesn't go by Wolverines for their sports teams. I hear that shit too much already.

Ty Butterfield

June 21st, 2010 at 7:20 PM ^

I am getting my master's degree in accounting from The University of Phoenix. Now I know that my degree will be worth nothing. I will know go bang my head against the wall until I pass out. However, my parents are not paying.

BlueAggie

June 21st, 2010 at 3:20 PM ^

So half(!) of all Walmart employees have some sort of college degree?  Does that seem shockingly high to anyone else?

[Edit: Wichita beat me to it.]

Zone Left

June 21st, 2010 at 3:37 PM ^

A lot of young Marines I work with take classes through AMU/APU.  Generally speaking, if you give them money, they give you a degree.  It's a total scam.

The value of education is so diluted today.  Online schools are a great idea for full-time working adults, and it's commendable that they take the time to earn a degree.  Unfortunately, the classes are so dumbed-down that the degree isn't worth the 30K spent to obtain it.

bmiddy

June 21st, 2010 at 4:42 PM ^

Don't pay much attention to this.  Seems like the comments are more of a knock on o$u than Wal Mart.

Hopefully you get a nice discount on tuition at U of Phoenix since you work at Wal Mart.  I work for Devry University and Wal Mart associates get a 30% discount on tuition here.