More Diversity

The following colleges and universities also ranked high among the most ethnically diverse academic institutions in the United States. CUNY–Queens College (Asian-American, 20%) Kean University (NJ) (African-American, 22%) CUNY–Lehman College (Hispanic, 50%) Chestnut Hill College (PA) (African-American, 38%) William Paterson Univ. of N.J. (Hispanic, 18%) American International College (MA) (African-American, 26%) Gallaudet University (DC) (African-American, [...]

Highest Ethnic Diversity

The top 10 colleges and universities with the highest ethnic diversity are located in the Eastern part of the United States. These schools were ranked based upon the criteria developed by Philip Meyer and Shawn McIntosh in 1992 in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research. CUNY–Baruch College (Asian-American, 31%) CUNY–City College (Hispanic, 39%) CUNY–Hunter [...]

Choosing Diverse Schools

The U.S. News & World Report notes is an article that, “College-bound students who believe that studying with people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds is important will want to consider student-body diversity when choosing a school. To identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from [...]

College and Diversity

As most students and educational administrators know, in today’s workplace there is a greater variety of individuals in every aspect of modern businesses and organizations both public, government and private. Many students and specialists believe that by interacting with individuals from different backgrounds and ethnicities will prove to be a great learning experience for students [...]

USNWR Rankings

The U.S. News & World Report is a popular resource for students, parents, researchers and administrators to see which colleges and universities ranked the highest across the nation. The colleges and universities are grouped with other institutions with similar profiles based on the categories developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in [...]

Top Colleges – North

The U.S. News & World Report ranked the following colleges and universities as the top academic institutions in the United States: Villanova University (PA) Loyola College in Maryland Providence College (RI) Fairfield University (CT) College of New Jersey * Bentley College (MA) Rochester Inst. of Technology (NY) Ithaca College (NY) St. Joseph’s University (PA) University [...]

Educational Disparities

In February 2007, based on information contained in the The Nation’s Report Card: 12th-Grade Reading and Mathematics 2005 and The Nation’s Report Card: America’s High School Graduates, Margaret Spellings, the U.S. Secretary of Education made several statements about the state of education. Secretay Spellings stated, “ Schools must prepare students to succeed in college and [...]

NAAL Highlights

Another important area of information that the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) highlighted were the influence that literacy has on other developmental factors like employment status, occupation, weekly wage or salary, job training, and participation in public assistance programs. The 2003 NAAL report highlighted the way adults at different literacy levels participate and [...]

NAAL Results

The results of the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) highlighted several useful insights on adult literacy in America. The assessment was based on a 500-point scale and judged on four levels of literacy: Below Basic, Basic, Intermediate, and Proficient. To assure the most accurate results were obtained, a large and diverse group of [...]

Adult Literacy

Education officials and researchers have long been concerned about adult literacy in America. The 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) evaluated over 19,000 adults 16 years old and older on their English literacy skills. This was the first assessment of adult literacy since the 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey that was administered nationally. Polled [...]

Institute of Education Sciences

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) was created within the U.S. Department of Education as a result of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The primary mission of IES is “to provide rigorous evidence on which to ground education practice and policy”.  Institute of Education Sciences is made up of four centers that each [...]

More Career One Stop

The Career One Stop also offers the following features for busy professionals and college students:   Employability Checkup – The Employability Checkup is designed to provide you with a snapshot of your ability to find a similar job at a similar wage if you became unemployed today. Employer Locator – Search a database of nearly [...]

Career One Stop

The U.S. Department of Education does not usually endorse other agencies or companies unless they meet a certain level of quality and usefulness. One such resource noted by the Department of Education is the Career One Stop. The Career One Stop website has a number of useful features and tools for college students and professionals. [...]

Obtaining Information

Another useful method for graduating high school students to obtain information about careers in their chosen fields of interest is to speak to someone in the human resources department or employment office of local businesses and companies that they would like to get a job. The students could inquire about any special  skills, certifications or [...]

Great Resources

Most high school students that are going to graduate soon know the importance of researching information that will guide their educational and career goals. One of the great resources that exist for these students is their high school guidance counselor. These individuals are usually highly trained and well educated and can offer a wealth of [...]

Using COOL

It is also important to remember that students using the COOL website that want to limit their searches to participating Title IV programs will only get results that include schools that have been accredited by an agency that is recognized by the Department of Education. Students can also contact state licensing agencies to verify the [...]

Choosing Institutions

The U.S. Department of Education has provided students and parents with a very useful online tool they can use to research prospective career colleges and technical schools. This unique internet based tool can be found at the Department of Education’s College Opportunities Online (COOL) website. COOL was created to help individuals make key decisions when [...]

Valuable Alternatives

In addition to traditional college and university degree programs, a wide variety of career-oriented programs in designed to train students of all ages and backgrounds. Popular career colleges and technical schools offer programs in fields like computer programming, automotive technology, business administration, management, cosmetology and interior design. Students are urged to find out as much [...]

Post High School

Graduating high school students must make the difficult decision of what the next stage of their educational lives will be. Some of these students head straight into the workplace for various reasons while many of the others embark on their educational path through traditional college degree programs, career college programs or technical schools. There are [...]

Researching an Educational institution

Students interested in continuing their education, whether its through traditional college education, career college or technical schools, can explore a variety of potential career paths. Before enrolling in any of these establishments however, students and parents should thorough research their chosen educational institution. An important guideline that students should consider before enrolling in any program [...]