April 13, 2010 by  
Filed under College Newswire

As exposed in a recent study funded by AEI and the Bill Gates Foundation, colleges in Texas and vicinity have done a very poor job of graduating students in a timely fashion, if at all.  Below are the 6-year!! graduation rates (4 year rates are  so low that colleges refuse to disclose) for Caucasian students at colleges that are popular for Texas students. AUSTIN COLLEGE 74% BAYLOR 74% UT-DALLAS 52% SMU 73% TEXAS TECH 57% TCU 70% TEXAS ST.-SAN MARCOS 54% UT-AUSTIN 77% SOUTHWESTERN 75% UT-SAN ANTONIO 28% TEXAS A&M 79% ALABAMA 64% LSU 59% COLORADO 68% ARIZONA 59% ST. EDWARDS 53% TRINITY TX 78% GEORGIA 76% If your family follows what everyone... Read More »

How to Think About the College Investment

For middle class families, one can expect to pay $50-200 thousand dollars for 4 plus years of college education. For many families, this investment will be second only to the cost of their home. Beyond monetary investment, your child's future is on the line. Making incorrect choices can amount to years of wasted time for a student, a misuse of family money, the loss of self-esteem and damage to career prospects. With such high high stakes, prudent deliberation is a must. College has always been a special time in the lives of young adults. In the early years of post secondary institutions of learning, college was a time for separation, intensive study, and great camaraderie. In the years since the baby... Read More »

What Do I Need to Get Out of A College Education?

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Articles

To be competitive in the 21st century job and graduate school markets, 8 essential skill sets are needed. Employers and graduate admissions committees are overwhelmed by applicants, many of whom may have graduated from top 150 colleges but lack the necessary skills to be productive and efficient. In a marketplace where networking and insider connections have much less weight than in years past, a college bound student must be aware of the areas to master in the undergraduate years.

Research- the ability to gather, observe, analyze, synthesize, and apply information to solve concrete problems.

Communication- to share ideas succinctly and clearly in oral and written form. Active listening is likely the most important component... Read More »

What Can a College Consultant Do For You?

March 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Educational Consulting

Your child's future is the utmost concern. Ensuring he or she has the preparation, skills, and personal development for a successful career and a fulfilling life is your mission as parent. The college-bound family should be an informed consumer. Spending $50-200 thousand dollars on a college education without certainty about how that investment will pay off is too much of a gamble.

Much of the most important information about college is hidden from the average family. While colleges bombard families and the media with endless statistics and marketing messages, the truth about colleges and careers gets further obscured. High school counselors... Read More »

Secrets of Choosing the Right College(s)

March 9, 2010 by  
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Few families are exposed to anything but surface-level information about prospective colleges. Become an informed consumer! Be very cautious about investing 50-200 thousand dollars in a college education. Be certain that you receive value for your money. Don't follow the masses and then assume things will work out as hoped for. Each family must have convincing evidence about basic but crucial issues. Is the school strong in the student's area of interest? Most 18 year- olds do not know their future major. Few high school students and families explore the details of possible majors and how these might lead to a career path. Choosing a school without informed, developed plans for study is risky. What academic domains are... Read More »

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