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Ohio U Honors Tutorial Grad Hits the Big Time in Sports Journalism at Age 25

You may know the name Allie LaForce, especially if  you’re a sports fan.  Current a co-host of “Lead Off,” the nightly talk show on the CBS Sports Network, LaForce, only 25, was only a very few years ago a point … Continue reading

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U.S. Has 24 of Top 50 Engineering and Tech Universities in the World

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the U.S. is home to 24 of the top 50 engineering and technology universities in the world. It is also notable that 13 of the 24 U.S. institutions are public universities.  … Continue reading

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Top Texas High Schools End Class Ranking to Avoid ‘Ten Percent Rule’

Editor’s note: This post is based on an article in the Austin American Statesman, by reporter Benjamin Wermund. To get around some of the effects of the “top ten percent” rule in Texas, which requires public colleges to admit applicants … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Remains Top U.S. University under 50 Years Old; UT Dallas Makes Big Gains

The Times Higher Education: Top Universities in the World Under 50 Years Old publication was released today, and the same U.S. institutions that made the list in 2012 also appear in the latest edition, with UC Irvine at the top. … Continue reading

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RIT President on Deficiencies of College Rankings

Bill Destler, president of Rochester Institute of Technology, recently posted on the Huff Post College Page that college rankings are universally deficient because of their focus on “inputs” such as SAT scores and high school gpa’s.  He might well have … Continue reading

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Goldwater Scholarships 2013: Public University Leaders

The most prestigious undergraduate scholarship is awarded annually by the Barry M. Goldwater Foundation to outstanding students majoring in mathematics, science, engineering, or computer science, and this year eight of the major universities we follow on this site won three … Continue reading

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World Ranking of Subject Areas, U.S. Public Universities

Another thing we like about the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings is that they list the universities with the top rankings several subject areas, including engineering and technology; arts and humanities (literature, history, philosophy); life sciences (biology, chemistry); … Continue reading

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Based on Academic Reputation Alone, Publics Would Be Higher in U.S. News Rankings

Updated October 8, 2013. The annual U.S. News college rankings are based on a variety of data, much of which is related to the financial resources and selectivity of each institution.  The use of academic reputation alone to determine quality … Continue reading

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Gates Cambridge Scholars for 2013 Announced: Rutgers Leads Public Universities

The Gates Cambridge Foundation has announced the 39 American scholars selected for graduate study at Cambridge University, and Rutgers University leads public institutions with two scholars for 2013. In addition, Arkansas, Auburn, Binghamton, Christopher Newport, Maryland, Michigan State, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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Decline of the Residential College Experience: A Risk to ‘Emerging Adulthood’?

Amid rising college costs and sharply reduced state funding, many actual and would-be reformers view the dramatic expansion of online instruction as the best way to save money and improve access to higher education.  While online classes are a great … Continue reading

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