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News Article | April 17, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used released its list of the best colleges and universities in Kansas for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that made the list, Baker University, University of Kansas, Southwestern College, Kansas State University and Newman University scored as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hesston College and Neosho County Community College ranked the most highly. A full list of schools is included below. “Kansas’ unemployment rate has remained low over the past year, making it a stable place to begin a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Kansas schools have done an exceptional job preparing their students for the job market by providing a quality education and solid academic counseling and resources.” To be included on Kansas’ “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on data that includes career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of financial aid and such additional numbers as graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Kansas” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Baker University Benedictine College Bethany College Bethel College-North Newton Central Christian College of Kansas Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Friends University Kansas State University Kansas Wesleyan University McPherson College MidAmerica Nazarene University Newman University Ottawa University-Kansas City Ottawa University-Ottawa Pittsburg State University Southwestern College Sterling College Tabor College University of Kansas University of Saint Mary Washburn University Wichita State University Best Two-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Butler Community College Cloud County Community College Coffeyville Community College Colby Community College Cowley County Community College Dodge City Community College Flint Hills Technical College Fort Scott Community College Garden City Community College Hesston College Highland Community College Hutchinson Community College Independence Community College Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Labette Community College Manhattan Area Technical College Neosho County Community College North Central Kansas Technical College Pratt Community College Salina Area Technical College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Washburn Institute of Technology Wichita Area Technical College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | March 1, 2017
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has highlighted Kansas’ best colleges and universities with online programs for 2017. A total of 33 schools were recognized for providing top-quality online learning programs. Of the 18 four-year schools that were ranked, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Baker University, Southwestern University and Wichita State University came in as the top five institutions. Kansas’ top 15 two-year schools were also included, with Dodge City Community College, Barton County Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Johnson County Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College taking the lead. “Students across the nation are increasingly interested in pursuing an online education, and Kansas is no exception,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven to offer high quality education options online for students who want a more flexible, accessible certificate or degree program.” To earn a spot on Kansas’ “Best Online Schools” list, these colleges and universities must be public or private not-for-profit entities that are institutionally accredited. Each college is also rated based data points that include graduation rates, student/teacher ratios, student services and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Kansas for 2017 include the following: Baker University Barclay College Central Christian College of Kansas Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Friends University Kansas State University MidAmerica Nazarene University Newman University Ottawa University Pittsburg State University Southwestern College Sterling College Tabor College University of Kansas University of Saint Mary Washburn University Wichita State University Kansas’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Cloud County Community College Coffeyville Community College Colby Community College Cowley County Community College Dodge City Community College Flint Hills Technical College Hutchinson Community College Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Labette Community College Pratt Community College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Wichita Area Technical College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.


Paul B.K.,Kansas State University | Stimers M.,Cloud County Community College
Weather, Climate, and Society | Year: 2014

On 22 May 2011, a massive tornado tore through a densely populated section of Joplin, Missouri, killing 162 people. The EF5 tornado was the deadliest single tornado to occur in the United States since modern record keeping began in 1950, surpassing the tornado of 8 June 1953, which claimed 116 lives in Flint, Michigan. The Joplin tornado death toll was also far higher than the average annual number of deaths caused by tornadoes in the United States between 2000 and 2011. This study analyzed Joplin deaths by damage zone and place of death. Tabular data collected primarily from secondary sources revealed the number of deaths and death rates differ significantly by zone of destruction. The central zone (labeled as "catastrophic") had the most deaths, with the number decreasing systematically in both directions from the center of that zone. The results of this study further show that more people died in nonresidential buildings in Joplin than is usual in a U.S. tornado event, calling into question how well such structures protect occupants. Finally, the lack of basements in residential and other structures most likely contributed greatly to the high death toll, although the degree remains uncertain. Several recommendations are offered to reduce future U.S. tornado fatalities. © 2014 American Meteorological Society.


Paul B.K.,Kansas State University | Stimers M.,Cloud County Community College | Caldas M.,Kansas State University
Disasters | Year: 2015

Joplin, a city in the southwest corner of Missouri, United States, suffered an EF-5 tornado in the late afternoon of 22 May 2011. This event, which claimed the lives of 162 people, represents the deadliest single tornado to strike the US since modern record-keeping began in 1950. This study examines the factors associated with responses to tornado warnings. Based on a post-tornado survey of survivors in Joplin, it reveals that tornado warnings were adequate and timely. Multivariate logistic regression identified four statistically significant determinants of compliance with tornado warnings: number of warning sources, whether respondents were at home when the tornado struck, past tornado experience, and gender. The findings suggest several recommendations, the implementation of which will further improve responses to tornado warnings. © 2014 The Author(s). Disasters © Overseas Development Institute, 2014.


Paul B.K.,Kansas State University | Stimers M.,Cloud County Community College
Natural Hazards | Year: 2012

On the evening of 22 May 2011, an EF-5 tornado tore a path six miles long across Joplin, Missouri, USA, killing 162 people as it passed through the heart of the city. This tornado stands as the deadliest single tornado to hit the United States since modern recordkeeping began in 1950, surpassing the tornado of 8 June 1953 that claimed 116 lives in Flint, Michigan. The record number of deaths caused by the single tornado in Joplin was far higher than the average annual number of US tornado deaths over the last three decades. This study explores the reasons for the high number of fatalities caused by the 2011 Joplin tornado. Questionnaire surveys administered among tornado survivors and informal discussions with emergency management personnel and others suggest that five reasons are associated with the high number of tornado fatalities experienced in Joplin: (1) the sheer magnitude of this event; (2) its path through commercial and densely populated residential areas; (3) the relatively large size of damage area; (4) the physical characteristics of affected homes in Joplin; and (5) the fact that some residents ignored tornado warnings. Several recommendations are offered, the implementation of which should reduce future tornado fatalities not only in Joplin, but elsewhere in the United States. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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