Earning potential / college choice

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  1. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    Go to ISU, and in 15 years you'll be making ~ $700 more a year than your equivalent EIU grad ... sweet.

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  2. joefrog

    joefrog Well-Known Member

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    That is why I tell every smart kid I know going to college to at least get an engineering degree. Do a double major if they like, and have their other major be their real area of interest, but get that engineering degree. It is worth the effort. Learn to solve problems, and prove that you can handle a difficult curriculum.
     
  3. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    and that's not even mentioning the opportunity to drive the train...
     
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    Agreed. Mechanical Engineer here doing absolutely no "true" engineering, but I went in to it to learn to solve problems and I use that every day.
     
  5. PGreen ISU '92

    PGreen ISU '92 Well-Known Member

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    I’m super pleased about the results of the study but I’m surprised as EIU has a medical school and a law school; whereas, ISU does not.
     
  6. aeroclone

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    You know, this does kinda shoot some holes in one of the big theories about the difference in the athletic budgets of the two schools. You always hear the argument made that all the doctors and lawers make the big money and so the fanbase at eiu has more money to give than us. According to this data, that isn't really the case.
     
  7. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    I think, however, even though our average may be higher, the doctors and lawyers have larger earnings potential, on average, so you have possibility of bigger donors. This means that we need more people donating.
     
  8. cybsball20

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    I'm guessing it is based on undergrads...
     
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    Right, they have more people who make really high amounts of money compared to us. However, the difference in donations shouldn't be as large as it currently stands. :daydreaming:
     
  10. aeroclone

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    So are you saying that you think there are some very very low earners holding down the average for EIU then? (You won't have much trouble selling me on that theory)
     
  11. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    That is sort of what I was implying, but your point is taken. We do have a lot of good professionals out there. Engineering is one of the best degrees to get a job out of the gate versus a general LAS degree.
     
  12. jtd9046

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    So since I don't have an engineering degree... I can't solve problems?:wink:

    I should probably be fired from my job.
     
  13. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    From the article that goes with the chart

     
  14. LindenCy

    LindenCy Keep and Pride - It works
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    Since you don't have a degree in engineering, however, you will never figure that out. :wink: Thanks to ISU's science and technology bent, all LAS programs are bathed in the goodness of problem-solving and dilligence. :biggrin:

    That said, I am about to finish a PhD in theology, so you know I support the humanities.
     
  15. clones_jer

    clones_jer Well-Known Member

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    no, no, please don't ... how would my Papa Johns get to my doorstep without you?
     
  16. jtaconutz

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    I think I am going to start sending letters to Dartmouth right now for my two little ones.....:notworthy:
     
  17. isugcs

    isugcs Well-Known Member

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    It's all about supply and demand. The supply for lib majors far exceeds engr majors, while the demand for engr majors far exceeds that of lib majors. Don't worry, the income tax discrepancy will level the playing field for you lib majors. For every extra dollar a lib major earns they will get to keep ~$0.85, while for engr it's like ~$0.65.
     
  18. weR138

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    GO BIG GREEN!
     
  19. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, I'm not worried one bit... I wasn't aware of an extra tax for engineering grads though, glad I stayed away from that one.:wink:
     
  20. Cyclone62

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    Well, if you take ISU's median start, divide by 2, you're about where I'm at!
     

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