As Debt Rises and Job Prospects Dim, Some Say It’s Time to Put a Warning Label on Graduate School

December 9, 2012

This isn't just the year of the massive open online course; it's also the year of two other hot topics in higher education—student debt and a barren job market for graduating students. While people in higher education are struggling to adjust realistically to the supply-and-demand changes in the labor market, students need more-transparent information about the pathways into and out of graduate school now. That was the consensus among attendees at the Council of Graduate Schools' annual meeting held here last week.