Category: Education

Enrollment Applications for International Students Declining Under President Trump

According to a new report from the National Science Foundation, “Science and Engineering Indicators,” the number of international students in the U.S. fell by 2.2 percent at the undergraduate level and 5.5 percent at the graduate level from fall 2016 to 2017. This study somewhat contradicts the “Open Doors: International Enrollments,”  study conducted in February of 2017, which reported overall growth.  The “Open Doors” study was spearheaded by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers by (AACRAO), partneing with higher-education associations, including, Institute of International Education (IIE), the International Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association for...

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$5.3 Million In Grants Awarded For American Indian Youth

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Education, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of the Interior, announced the award of more than $5 million in grants to help Native American youth become college- and career-ready. Under the new Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) program, the Department of Education is making grants to a dozen recipients in nine states that will impact more than thirty tribes and involve more than 48 schools. These awards are a demonstration of President Obama’s strong commitment to improving the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children and a key element of his Generation Indigenous “Gen I” Initiative to help...

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FIT Ranks High in Degree Conferral and In Graduate’s Pay Scale

In its annual Top 100 listings of community college degree conferrals, Community College Week, has ranked New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) number one on the list of top 50 associate degrees awarded in communications, journalism, and related programs for the 2012–13 academic year. The ranking is for FIT’s program in Advertising and Marketing Communications in the college’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. FIT also was ranked among the Top 100 in the Associate Degree Producers. All Disciplines category, as well as among the top 50 in several other categories. This surpasses larger institutions...

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Nigerian Student Breaks 50 Year Old Highest GPA Records Receiving Top Honors A Japanese University

Ufot Ekong is a Nigerian super student who attended Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan of all places and recently graduated with honors receiving the highest GPA anyone has ever achieved in over 50 years, since 1965!   Studying robotics and electrical engineering, in true Good Will Hunting fashion, in his first semester at the university Ekong managed to solve a mathematical equation that no one had succeeded with in over 30 years.  What’s even more amazing is that Ekong accomplished this all on his own dime, while holding down two jobs to pay his tuition.   As his school project...

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