I’ve written a lot over the past few months about how inexpensive and large-scale online college programs, such as EdX, are dramatically changing the face of higher education, and how universities that focus on offering students practical skills, such as entrepreneurship, are the most important institutions in today’s job-starved world. Programs that are cheap, accessible, and functionally useful are the keys to surviving in the future. And if you’re not convinced, a recent Northeastern University study really hammers home that point.