December 5, 2013
For families seeking to maximize their investment in college, it is wise to compare completion and retention rates for potential schools. Two recent U.S. News and World Report posts reflect upon important aspects of student progress toward completion: freshman retention rate and 4-year graduation rate.
When taken together, both statistics reflect that, in general, expensive, exclusive schools, have a better record of retaining students and guiding them to 4-year degree completion. This suggests that a more expensive school, in the right context, might be a better choice for financial reasons–there can be a big difference between the costs of a slightly more expensive school for four years versus a slightly less expensive school for five or six years.
If you’re interested in comparing colleges and universities on freshman retention rates and on four-, five-, and six-year completion rates, the articles won’t be particularly helpful.
November 29, 2013
The picturesque lagoon city of Venice, situated on an archipelago of 118 small islands in northeastern Italy, has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city is visited by 18 million tourists a year, an average of 50,000 every single day, creating a consistently buzzing and lively atmosphere.
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November 15, 2013
I am in the process of updating the book for 2014 and so far have some across two BS/MD programs that have been discontinued.
The first is one of my favorites and it is the Medical Scholars Program that Caltech had with UC San Diego School of Medicine. This means that out of state students will no longer have a BS/MD program option for UC San Diego School of Medicine.
The second program that has been discontinued is the WSU Med Start program that Michigan Tech had with Wayne State University School of Medicine. Wayne State still has BS/MD programs with Northern Michigan University and Wayne State undergrad.
Next time I will mention some of the new programs that I have come across this year.
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November 8, 2013
How well are you and your family saving for your student’s college education? The average family, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, is on track to meet only 34% of their college savings goals. That’s certainly not where many families would prefer to be, especially given that sixty-one percent of parents report they have a financial plan in place to help them reach their college savings goals.
The Fidelity Investments College Savings Indicator, released last week, reveals the above, as well as much more about the state of college savings. It c
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November 6, 2013
Cartagena de Indias, or Cartagena city, is a city on the northern coast of Colombia. It combines past and present, with evidence of ancient colonial Colombian charm and the modernity of an exuberant city. Situated on the Caribbean coast, it boasts beautiful long beaches, as well as an important port; it is in fact the most associated place with pirates in the Caribbean. The city received five major attacks, the most famous being from none other than Sir Francis Drake in 1586. As a way of defending this city from further attacks and invasions, it was transformed into walled city and fortress; the Ciudad Amarullada (the walled city), which was declared “National Heritage” in Colombia in 1959 and a UNESCO world-heritage site in 1984. Now
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