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2/24/2016
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Public Vs. Private: Is A Prestigious Infosec College Degree Worth It?

Today's graduates coming into the information security industry from private universities aren't ready for the workforce.

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2/25/2016 | 9:25:53 AM
Public Vs. Private
I think that, perhaps counter-intuitively, that there is a lot more competition for the dollars with the Public schools than the Private.  With the Private schools, the students go for the name, and mom and dad pay.  With the Public schools, a significant slice of the student population is paying their own way (either their own money, or hard-earned benifits from work), are doing the school after work, and they are VERY interested in results, and they have a better idea of how the work world works than the average High School senior.  Those students have very high expectations, and will leave in a second if they are not being met.
Joe Stanganelli
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2/24/2016 | 11:04:11 PM
public vs private
I'm sure, as with most cases, it depends on the specific public or private universities, but the point is well taken; a quality information-security education (or other education, for that matter) can easily be had for pennies on the dollar from a public university.

Or for free from a private university via edX, for that matter (as long as you don't care about the degree).
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