I’ve started a group over at FaceBook for parents of students entering the University of Chicago this Fall. Feel free to join if you fall into that category!
FaceBook Group: Parents of UChicago Class of 2012
Do you plan on this being a short-term group or do you plan on this group being active for the next several years?
The reason that I’m asking is that the co-op students entering this fall won’t graduate in 2012. Also, if I remember correctly most students take around 5 years to graduate, with students in engineering, arch, and IT majors averaging even longer.
If a student’s grad date gets pushed back to 2013 or later, will the student’s parents feel awkward remaining an active part of this group?
@Timothy: I plan for it to be active for the next few years. I think it is common for most UChicago students to finish in four years, though of course some people take longer based on course of study or other factors.
I checked. If my source (College Prowler) is to be believed, you are correct. U of C students tend to major in liberal arts, leading to a 4 year graduation rate of 84%, a 5 year graduation rate of 86%, and a 6 year graduation rate of 87%.
I guess I was just basing my first comment on my experience at Georgia Tech, which according to the same source has a 4 year graduation rate of 24%, a 5 year graduation rate of 60%, and a 6 year graduation rate of 69%.
I guess that’s why it’s really annoying to guys who go to the trouble of getting an technical degree before going on to a career in IT only to find many of their peers have history degrees.
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