Students who are looking to go directly into a trade or technical vocation, those with blemished high school transcripts looking to work their way into a four-year school, and students who simply want to save money on their general education courses before transferring to a more expensive four-year institution.
The Early College Alliance is a new opportunity for teenagers looking for a non-conventional high school experience. I, being one of those teens that are hoping to get more from education, am anticipating going through the ECA program.
Some people prefer large schools and others prefer small schools. Iowa State has a total enrollment of about “32,900 students”(“Iowa…”). Iowa only has a total enrollment of “29,750 students” (“Iowa…”). That is a difference of 3,200 students. Every year there are about “5,350 freshmen coming in to Iowa State” (“Iowa…”), Iowa only has “4,450 freshmen coming in” (“Iowa…”) making Iowa State a little bit bigger than Iowa. Since Iowa State is a larger school there is a higher student to faculty ratio with “19-1” (“Iowa…”). Iowa has a lower student to faculty ratio which is “16-1” (“Iowa…”). Class sizes also differ at these two schools. Iowa State is “40 or more students per class” (“Iowa…”), which is much bigger than Iowa’s which is “10-19 students per
Assumptions could be made that, when it comes to college admissions, more selective and competitive schools, such as magnet schools, would reflect well on applying students. Yet, “a new study of more than 1 million students . . . has concluded that very selective high schools can hurt, not help, most students' chances of getting into very selective colleges” (Matthews, p2). The study shows that students at more demanding high schools tend to have lower grade-point averages than those of students who attend neighborhood schools. In addition, the courses are sometimes less challenging at magnet schools, mostly due to the fact that most of the work load comes from the area of special interest (Matthews, p3).
High school and college students across the country face the decision of whether or not to stay in state for their college education. The financial requirements of college can put a strain on many families. Young adults can also become lonely, scared, and lost without their families when attending college in an unfamiliar place. While college is already life changing enough the hassle of adjusting to new surroundings can be hard as well. Many Americans think that getting into a prestigious college and spending a ton for an education that someone can get for a much cheaper price at their local university is wise. The choice to go to an out-of-state college can affect the rest of someone’s life and send
After graduating from high school, it’s a time to start fresh and find your personality.There are many choices that we as young adults have to make about how we are going to continue on with our lives, and get to where we want to be. Furthering our education in the long run will help us have happier, successful lives. Going to college, is a big part of many people’s lives, and a choice that many will choose to get to their next goal in life. Although, when one is looking into what route they are going to choose, there are many options to pick from; a public and or private university, a community college, a technical school or even going into the military to help pay for the high tuition. In this paper, I’m going to discuss the tuition, class sizes and what they have to offer.
From the time I was in junior high, my grandmother had been telling me about College of the Ozarks and trying to convince me to attend the college. After much consideration, I decided to make College of the Ozarks my top priority when applying to colleges. The atmosphere of the college, the perfect distance from home, and the opportunity to work for my education were all major factors when making this decision. I had attended private Christian schools for most of my life, so the small campus and Christian values of College of the Ozarks appealed to me much more than the chaotic partying ways of a larger university. I knew if I attended College of the Ozarks, many of my classes would be more difficult than at a public university; however, I saw the difficult classes as an opportunity to learn more, which I believed would help me later in life. I also knew the professors at College of the Ozarks would be more caring and more willing to help than those at other colleges.
The drastic and exponential rise in college tuition and fees has thousands of Americans questioning if the education is worth the high costs. Knowing that a college education may open doors and allow for career opportunities that would not be there without a college degree, many feel pressured to attend. High school seniors specifically feel this pressure as the topic of whether or not they want to attend college and where comes into question. Not only do students have to be concerned about if the college they wish to attend has particular degrees, but also the cost of the secondary education. As a senior in high school I personally understand the frustration in considering the cost of college when choosing the right college to attend. Student
The characteristics of the schools I have attended to this point in my career have been very nice. They have had all of the needed supplies, books and anything else I might need but don’t have. I have attended three different schools throughout my career, one in Ottawa County and two in Muskegon County. There were minimal and minute differences among these schools of which are not big enough to make or break them.
Many students see college as the stepping stone to a successful career and a happy life. Which can be true for some, however, many overlook whether college will actually help them succeed, or if college will truly be right for them. College is expensive and it is not for every kid who graduates high school, although it is marketed that way, high school graduates must think critically about their decision. Should I take some time away from school, to know myself better? What do I intend to do for a career? Am I more interested in educating myself toward things that interests me now and discovering my major as I learn, or do I feel I know what I want to do? And also essential questions like, how much debt will I go into? And can I
A majority of high school students contemplate the correct college for them to personally attend. While many students end up at their forever home right off the bat, some must transfer and still continue looking after graduation. There are many important aspects while searching for a college, but price is often a key factor. When picking a college, many students have to look at the degree program offered by the specific university. Many students, for their first year away from their parents, do not want to stray to far from home, while also feeling like they are on their own. In comparing the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University, there are many different aspects students need to put into consideration, but price, degree program,
The location is very important to choose a school when it comes to education. Everyone would want to know how the school environment is and if it’s a good school. A high school student doesn 't have that much of a choice to pick any school they want. For example, if Mary lives in Westland, then she has to go to a high school that is in Westland unless she chose to go to a private or charter school. She would have the advantage to take the
In today 's world where the population, especially of the United States, is growing gloriously diverse, institutions of higher education must also reflect this aspect in their student body. The purpose of colleges and universities is to provide students with the education and experience they need to succeed after graduating as well as expand their thoughts and perspectives. Thus, they must create and maintain a similar environment in which students will live and work in the future. Although diversity has been emphasized as a priority for many schools, socioeconomic diversity is often disregarded. However, socioeconomic diversity plays an important role in developing the perspectives and minds of students. Thus, it is essential for the admission offices, especially of prestigious universities like the University of Pennsylvania, to recruit and admit more economically disadvantaged students as well as for the schools to meet the needs of and maintain those students.
It is pretty apparent that in America, and elsewhere, most parents and general adults want what is best for their children in terms of education. This mindset can be seen reflected in the legislative aspects of our education system; there are many incentives pushing through the school boards and legislatures of our nation in order to attempt to further refine the education system. This is important as it allows us to refine traditional American education in order to improve upon it, and one of these attempt refinements and improvements has to deal with the subject of class size. For many people, large classroom sizes are a spawning ground for many issues with the education system: high distraction in the classroom, teacher inefficiency, among a plethora of others. Although it may seem regressive to favor small classes over bigger, more potentially diverse classes, small class sizes are more beneficial for education in that it is less distracting for the students and raises the possibility of staying focused, it potentially raises teacher-student relationships, and it allows for better results and better statistics coming from these smaller classes.