Category Archive: college completion rates

Oct 05

See Which Schools Are Launching Graduates Into Desirable Jobs

Using LinkedIn Data results in interesting findings: “More than ever, students go to college because they want to get jobs — good jobs. To that end, students and parents want to know which schools give them the best chance at getting a desirable job after graduation. This is where we can help. By analyzing employment …

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Aug 17

The Google Guide To Getting The Most Out Of College

It’s ok to get average grades, just study something hard Not everyone needs to be a world-class coder, but know your way around a computer The liberal arts aren’t dead, they just need a partner Click here to read more.

Jul 21

Deferred admissions at colleges across the country are growing.

This is an interesting article about a relatively new college admission strategy, deferring admission. Here are some highlights from the article. Her experience mirrors a practice that’s been growing at colleges in Maryland and across the country in recent years — offering some students admission for the spring semester and providing a bridge during the …

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May 20

Yield Of Those Entering Harvard College’s Class of 2018 Among Highest Since 1969

Nearly 82 percent of the students admitted to the Class of 2018 will matriculate at Harvard College… “Harvard’s yield is particularly notable because the College does not offer athletic or other non-need-based scholarships,” said Marlyn E. McGrath, director of admissions.  In addition, Harvard’s early action program, unlike binding early decision programs, allows admitted students to …

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May 18

Many Applications To Selective Colleges Get Just A Single Read

Students aiming for selective colleges will agonize for days or weeks over every little detail of their applications. But often that file will get just one read, perhaps 5 to 15 minutes, before a gatekeeper decides yes or no…. Reider said the volume of applications at many elite schools — there were about 39,000, for …

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Mar 08

The NEW SAT Is Coming And It Looks More Like The ACT

Here are the highlights of the new SAT: ·         The content will be more closely aligned with the high school common core curriculum. ·         The essay section will be optional. ·         The essay section will be “analytical, evidence-based writing, an indisputably useful skill in college and career”. ·         There will no longer be a penalty …

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Mar 02

How do students succeed these days?

Google had determined that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. … We found that they don’t predict anything.” So what counts? Click here for this right on the money article by Thomas Friedman.

Feb 09

How to get recruited to play college football…

University of Maryland’s newest football signee shares his thoughts on how to make it to the highest level of college football. This is a very insightful article. Click here for more.

Jan 26

The 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in …

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Dec 01

Post-college exam seeks to determine employability

“We wanted to help colleges assess the kids,” he said. “We need to know how well students are learning, independent of their major field.” “As more research showed employers are interested in students with strong verbal communication, critical thinking and other practical skills, the council moved to create an exam to assess strength in these …

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