ECON kickoff Feb 13-14

Cost/Benefit analysis –  follow up.   Below you can see the results for the 65 students who completed the Quia survey for the Feb 7-8 kickoff.

1 = not very important to you  /  5 = extremely important to you

Cost Score Benefits Score
1. Cost of tuition, books, dorm and travel to school
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 3.35 1. Greater lifetime earnings with a college degree  4.49
2. Earnings lost by not joining the workforce full-time after HS
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 2.82 2. Better job opportunities once college is completed  4.60
3. Lost opportunity for on-the-job training and developing work skills
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 2.60 3. More opportunities to develop thinking, writing and professional development skills.  3.89
4. Less time to pursue non-academic interests and hobbies
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 3.08 4. More time to pursue academic interests  3.72
5. Less opportunity to spend time with old friends from high school
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 2.62 5. More opportunity to make new friends from different places  3.11
6. Less time for spending with family at home
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 3.12 6. More opportunity to make family proud  4.02

Costs total = 17.59                      Benefits total = 23.82

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Copy/paste the following questions to your blog.  Please put your responses in bold.

1.  What two benefits does the average MHS senior value the most?

2.  Which cost is the biggest concern for the average MHS senior?

3.  Which does the average MHS senior value more – their friends or their family?

4.  List three observations you can make about the average MHS senior based on these survey results?  (There are many, you only need three.)

5.  How are the priorities of the average MHS senior similar (or different) from you?  (You’ll need to compare your cost/benefit analysis with this one.)

100+ of your own words.  Spellcheck and add a relevant photo.

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