Monthly Archives: August 2012

Colorado State Honors: Well-structured, Good Housing and Food, Great Scholarships

Our planned post on updates and improvements to honors programs will appear in the near future, and we hope at least a few programs will provide information about new scholarship opportunities.  In the meantime, thanks to the transparency of the … Continue reading

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Value of College Degree vs. High School: Varies Greatly by State

While there is no doubt that competing in the workforce with a bachelor’s degree rather than a high school diploma is an advantage, the extent of that advantage varies greatly by state, according to a new study whose findings appear … Continue reading

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Princeton Review: Virginia Tech, Penn State, Clemson Get High Marks for Happiness

The 2012 Princeton Review measures student satisfaction in a variety of areas, and shows that Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Clemson do extremely well when it comes to making students happy.  Please note that our list of satisfaction does not … Continue reading

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LSU Honors College: Strong and Getting Stronger

In the last decade, the LSU Honors College has grown and improved, and with a recent emphasis on prestigious scholarships and an expanded honors residence hall, the college is a strong option in the South. Now with about 1,200 students, … Continue reading

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Forbes College Rankings 2013: A Mild Shift to Publics

The annual Forbes best college rankings have not been friendly to public colleges, but this year, because of changes in methodology, the rankings include six public institutions among the top 50 colleges, up from five in 2012 and only two … Continue reading

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STEM Majors: Faculty Reputation May Be Especially Important

From time to time we become mildly wonkish and write about the implications of some of our data, including information that we did not include in A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs. Recently, we have been looking at … Continue reading

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Hillsborough CC Honors Institute: The Beginning of Excellence

When the President and educators across the country emphasize the importance of community colleges, the message is usually that the two-year institutions are mainly important as a means of providing the advanced technical and vocational instruction that is so important  … Continue reading

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