Yet Another College Ranking, this time from FORBES and Based on ROI

Forbes announced today it’s Top 100 US Universities Ranking. Criteria based on ROI and outcomes, or better said, What are students getting out of college?

Forbes has partnered exclusively with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP).

 

New University Rankings with Other Criteria

Money magazine joined with Mark S. Schneider, a vice president at the American Institutes for Research and a former commissioner of the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics to identify institutions with ‘great value’. The list ranks 665 colleges according to 17 factors in three categories:

  1. “Quality of education” includes each college’s six-year graduation rate, student-to-faculty ratio, and a “value-added” graduation rate, which reflects the difference between the actual rate and the expected rate based on students’ academic and economic backgrounds.
  2. “Affordability” includes borrowing by students and parents, student-loan default rates, and estimates of the average net price of a degree (based on a college’s sticker price, total institutional aid, tuition inflation, and average time to graduation).
  3.  “Outcomes” includes various measures of early- and mid-career earnings, based on raw data from Payscale.com.

Very different list than other rankings! Worth looking at here.

gSchool Open House

Screenshot 2014-07-28 13.41.51NEU’s new partner, Galvanize, is excited to announce that gSchool is launching in our new SOMA campus! We’re welcoming all prospective students, instructors, mentors, guest speakers and potential employers to join us for a gSchool SF Open House. Past students, current hiring partners, and the instruction team will be there to answer any questions and present on what gSchool is all about.

Food and drinks will be provided!

WHY gSCHOOL?

  • Full-stack immersive program that is inspiring & creating next generation of devs
  • Learn Ruby, Rails, CSS, HTML, Javascript, Git and Developer Workflow
  • 24-week full-time program (vs. typical 9-12 week coding school)
  • Program Guarantee: land a job making at least $60K after grad or get your $ back
  • 98% hiring rate of former grads
  • Exclusive partnerships w/ IBM and Pivotal Labs
RSVP to the gSchool SF Open House HERE

Measuring University-Business Cooperation

Screenshot 2014-07-08 17.28.17The OECD has released this interesting report (which can be downloaded for free) “presents two, linked, approaches that can be used to assess university-business cooperation in the field of education: a scorecard and an assessment framework that can be used for project planning and the assessment of investment proposals. Both can be used for assessing the progress of projects, from different perspectives, and both can be used for assessing the success of cooperation projects.”

I am happy to say that I helped develop Figure 1.2 on page 10 while I was at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez with Wayne Johnson, who at the time was director of university relations at Microsoft. We later refined it while working at HP Labs and it appears to have viraled around HP!