Month: June 2010

Evolution of The American University

American universities have come a long way over the last 500 years. What started out as one college run by one man has come to be thousands of colleges across the country with over 18 million students. This is the evolution of the American university.

The 1600s: Harvard Founded

In 1936, the first university was founded. Initially, the college was called “New College” or “the college at New Towne.” We now know this college as Harvard University. It holds the prestigious title of the oldest and the first institution of higher education in the United States.

In 1640, Henry Dunster became president of Harvard. Not only was he president, but he taught all the classes himself.



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How Much Is Your Degree Really Worth?

College students graduate on average with more than $20,000 in debt by the time they earn their bachelor’s degree. It costs them even more to get advanced degrees such as master’s and doctorate degrees.

It makes sense, then, that new college students would want to study a field in which they can expect to make decent money. What degrees turn into the highest-paying careers?  Try earning degrees in some form of engineering. If that isn’t your speed, you can shoot for degrees in physics, economics or computer science. They all turn into careers that, on average, pay quite well.



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