ECON kickoff Sept 14-17

You’ll do this kickoff together as a group with the entire class.  Look at the results of the “Kickoff survey” and the “follow-up survey”.

List ten observations you make after reviewing the data.

Cost Score Benefits Score
1. Cost of tuition, books, dorm and travel to school  3.99   2.73 1. Greater lifetime earnings with a college degree  4.63   4.54
2. Earnings lost by not joining the workforce full-time after HS  2.87   3.37 2. Better job opportunities once college is completed  4.69   4.59
3. Lost opportunity for on-the-job training and developing work skills  3.03   2.83 3. More opportunities to develop thinking, writing and professional development skills.  3.91   3.62
4. Less time to pursue non-academic interests and hobbies  2.80   2.43 4. More time to pursue academic interests  3.70   3.70
5. Less opportunity to spend time with old friends from high school  2.47   3.13 5. More opportunity to make new friends from different places  3.51   3.62
6. Less time for spending with family at home  3.34   3.13 6. More opportunity to make family proud  4.13   4.00

Total COST score – kickoff = 18.50             Total BENEFIT score – kickoff = 24.71
follow-up = 17.05                                                    follow-up = 24.07


No word count, just list your 10 observations.  Spellcheck & proofread before you press “publish”.  Add a relevant photo to your post. 

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