Thursday, May 8, 2014
So suggests a new study, Prestigious Colleges Won't Make You Happy in Life or Work. What does result in happiness, defined to mean positive well-being and engagement? The study says "not selectivity or prestige, but cost of attendance, great teaching and deep learning, in that order."
The take-home message for students is clear, says Brandon Busteed, who leads Gallup's education work: "If you can go to Podunk U debt free vs. Harvard for $100,000, go to Podunk. And concentrate on what you do when you get there."