Research Spending Of American Colleges

Research Spending Of American Colleges

Colleges strive to provide students with the latest, most innovative technology and services, funded through research and development spending.             Universities’ research and development spending increased 5.8 percent in 2008, according to the latest National Science Foundation survey, cited by an article in The Washington Post. The private college industry chipped in a relatively small but growing portion of the 5.8 percent.             This has been a continuous trend.  Research and development spending rose 12 p ... Read More About Research Spending Of American Colleges

Increasing College Completion Rates

Increasing College Completion Rates

President Barack Obama is now encouraging adults to go back to college and receive the degrees they never finished, in hopes of America regaining the lead of producing college graduates, according to an article in The Washington Post.             There are an estimated 37 million adults 25-64 who went to college but never graduated.             The Lumina Foundation is leading a four-year $14.8 million project throughout America to encourage adults to receive their degrees. The Lumina Foundation will partner with other organizations ... Read More About Increasing College Completion Rates

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Tuition At Foreign Colleges

  There are many adjectives people use to describe college: expensive, affordable, appropriate, valuable – to name a few. But, free is rarely one of them.              Free is one of the many appropriate adjectives used to describe the University of Helsinki, located in Finland, according to an article in The US News & World Report. Another adjective is the 75th-best college in the world, well compound adjective.              The University of Helsinki is tuition-free for American students, meaning students will still have to pay for books, re ... Read More About Tuition At Foreign Colleges

Merit Based Teacher Pay

Merit Based Teacher Pay

A recent study concluded that offering teachers performance bonuses does not actually increase students’ achievements, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The study was conducted by the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt. The study rewarded Nashville, Tennessee public school math teachers in grades 5 through 8 with $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 performance bonuses when they reached annual student achievement marks. Roughly 300 teachers participated, and half were assigned to a control group that could not receive any bonuses; the other half ... Read More About Merit Based Teacher Pay

College Culture

College Culture

Choosing a college based on strong academics is very important; however, there is a lot more to college than its national, academic rankings.             Every college has its own unique culture, consisting of its academics, its geographic location and its student body. It’s the vibe one gets from that college. There is nothing you can read or hear to fully understand a college’s culture. No one can tell you truly what it’s truly like, and how you will feel about it. You need to visit as often as you can.             ... Read More About College Culture