Recent Rankings by US News & World Report

While those of us who work here at Nichols know what an outstanding educational value Nichols offers to its students, it’s been rewarding to have it acknowledged by national publications and organizations. Here’s the good news:

  • Just this week, U.S. News and World Report ranked Nichols 9th among regional colleges in the northern United States in the category of “Best Value Colleges,” and we placed near the top third of our peers in the overall “Best College” rankings, which focus on 16 areas of academic excellence, including faculty, financial resources, and assessments by administrators at other colleges. Nichols also ranked 1st among the top 10 “Best Value Colleges” with 93 percent of the student body receiving financial aid.
  • Also, in the past month, we were named #6 nationally for ROI (expected Return on Investment over the careers of graduates) by Payscale.com.

These rankings further validate our commitment to our students’ success and to being the college of choice for business and leadership education.

Congratulations Nichols!

ObamaEd Is Not The Answer

Last month, President Obama kicked off a campus speaking tour to discuss the unaffordability of a college education and to unveil his ideas for addressing this issue. He proposes to create a new college rating system that is based on measures of access; affordability; and student outcomes, including graduation rates, advanced degrees, and earnings after graduation.

In a recent opinion piece of mine published in the As I See It section of the Telegram & Gazette, I offer that the president’s remarks do shine a light on some persistent problems in higher education, including limited transparency and reluctance to share important student outcomes. But this proposed system has numerous flaws.

To read the entire article, click here:

http://www.telegram.com/article/20130906/NEWS/309069961/1020/opinion