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Old 09-16-2013, 06:51 PM
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My school is SUCH a gem. Every so often, I do a web search for articles on my school. I found this one, which was posted last year which I find to pretty spot on.

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"They have quite possibly lost their soul in a lot of ways in the drive to make money."
I couldn't agree more.

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"The Academy also has an impact on San Francisco's fast-dwindling supply of affordable housing -- especially when it purchases rent-controlled apartments and converts them into dormitories."

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So, I was looking up some other information and came across this list of for profit universities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_and_colleges and online universities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States
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So, I was looking up some other information and came across this list of for profit universities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_and_colleges and online universities http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States
Dang, a lot of the for-profit ones sound like legitimate schools-I imagine they get some students who think they're going to Brown University and get Brown College instead. Do your homework about a school that sounds too good to be true (pun intended).
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Dang, a lot of the for-profit ones sound like legitimate schools-I imagine they get some students who think they're going to Brown University and get Brown College instead. Do your homework about a school that sounds to good to be true (pun intended).
Actually, the list is much longer than it should be. That link goes to online universities or schools with online programs. It also lists schools like Florida State, Penn State, Purdue, Arizona State, NYU, Texas Tech, and so on. This list is comprised of schools that are also brick and mortar but, also offer online classes. That's why I am shocked when someone tells me they wanted to do their entire degree online and then chose a University of Phoenix, Walden, Kaplan, etc. There are so many reputable schools out there that offer online degrees. Why go to a for-profit?
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.... There are so many reputable schools out there that offer online degrees. Why go to a for-profit?
For a myriad of reasons but: shorter programs, not having to deal with pre-req's, general ed courses and so forth. Personally, I picked my school because:
  • working professionals for instructors
  • up to date equipment
  • updated curriculum and not theory based
  • a school full of art majors
  • great networking opps in and out of school
  • working portfolio at graduation
other reasons too but you get the idea

For me, traditional college was trying to fit a square peg in a circular hole. Just didn't fit. Yeah, it was fun (cheerleader, parties, etc) but I didn't focus on my major and when I finally did, it wasn't what I wanted to do in life.
Ultimately, I changed my major and found a school that had what I was looking for in academics and usefulness for the degree. For me it's been worth the investment.

Traditional college isn't for everyone. For-profit isn't for everyone. Hell, college isn't for everyone. But there's something out there for all of the different people with different educational needs. There are always options.
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