A new way of measuring how different colleges pay off in the long run.
In the 130 years since it was founded, Tuskegee University has earned a notable place in the annals of higher education. Booker T. Washington was its first president. George Washington Carver taught there for forty years. It was where the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II trained. And it has produced a steady stream of… Read more »
In 1852, four French Marianist missionaries arrived by stagecoach in San Antonio, Texas, and founded a school called the St. Mary’s Institute, hoping to “regenerate the people” through education. The school, now St. Mary’s University, has been steadfastly serving the citizens of San Antonio ever since: 69 percent of St. Mary’s students are Latino, 53… Read more »
In its 2006 college guide, the Washington Monthly reported on the incredible growth of Teach for America, the program that recruits top graduating seniors for two-year stints in low-income, low-performing schools across the country. With an acceptance rate so low that it rivals the most competitive colleges, the organization had made TFA a coveted credential—and… Read more »