Throwing this question out there and hoping someone with
experience has a substantive answer...
I've been accepted to two doctorate programs. One is a
"podunk" university (still regionally accredited), but cheap
enough where I can pay cash and come out debt free. The
other is a large, very well known, nationally respected
university, but will cost between 80-90k for the degree. My
question is, is the alumni connection and prestige of an EdD
from the second university worth the cost? Or does it not
really matter where you got your EdD from, as long as the
university is regionally accredited? Would I be passed on
for higher admin jobs based on the fact that I have an EdD
from a small, relatively unknown school?
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