Saturday, March 03, 2012

ASU's Deteriorating Value

Graduation rates at Angelo State University remain embarrassingly low.  ASU's rate is less than half of UT or A&M's.

ASU's tuition, fees, room and board seem cheap in comparison to its peer group.

However, if value is a measure of cost in relation to output and that output is graduation rates, ASU's value proposition is on the decline.


Anonymous said...

When the university's #1 goal is to reach an enrollment of 10,000 students, what would you expect? For example, many students have been added via distance education programs (i.e. on-line courses). Do you think that retention rates are high for these types of students?
When Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail visited ASU a few years ago, he commented that "universities should be run like universities, not businesses." I happened to be there and looked toward Rallo when the comment was made. He was clapping, but I guess he wasn't listening.

Taxpayer InTexas said...

Well, keep in mind, enrollment numbers are the only numbers that matter to the decision-makers - not the quality of the education and successful graduation of the students!
Oh, wait - I know what the problem is! Graduation rates are low because students were scared away by the lack of green space and wild kitty cats roaming the campus.

Anonymous said...

According to US News and World Report, the costs of ASU will be more expensive than TAMU in the next year. The students need to know this because (due to the deterioration of the institution) they are getting ripped off. Now, if I knowingly sell a car that is a lemon to a customer and it breaks down, I can be held responsible. Why is this not the case at ASU?

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if there is any difference between medicare and medicaid fraud and a university fudging numbers for more state or federal money. Where are the auditors and regulators??