News Article | May 9, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best colleges and universities in Ohio for 2017. 50 four-year schools were ranked, with Ursuline College, Xavier University, Ohio Northern University, Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University coming in as the top five. Of the 29 two-year schools that also made the cut, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Belmont College, Sinclair College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College were in the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “Earning a certificate or degree can be a major stepping stone for career development,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools offer more than just educational opportunities, they represent Ohio’s best combination of education and employment resources that translate to strong post-college earnings for students.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is also ranked on metrics like the variety of degree programs offered, the number of employment and academic resources offered, financial aid availability, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Ohio” list, visit: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/ohio/ Ohio’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Ashland University Baldwin Wallace University Bluffton University Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Capital University Case Western Reserve University Cedarville University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland State University Defiance College Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Franklin University Heidelberg University Hiram College John Carroll University Kent State University at Kent Kenyon College Lake Erie College Lourdes University Malone University Marietta College Miami University-Oxford Mount Saint Joseph University Mount Vernon Nazarene University Muskingum University Notre Dame College Oberlin College Ohio Dominican University Ohio Northern University Ohio State University-Main Campus Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio Wesleyan University Otterbein University The College of Wooster The University of Findlay Union Institute & University University of Akron Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Dayton University of Mount Union University of Toledo Ursuline College Walsh University Wilberforce University Wittenberg University Wright State University-Main Campus Xavier University Youngstown State University Ohio’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Belmont College Bowling Green State University-Firelands Central Ohio Technical College Choffin Career and Technical Center Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Clark State Community College Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Columbus State Community College Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Gateway Community College Edison State Community College Hocking College Lakeland Community College Lorain County Community College Marion Technical College North Central State College Northwest State Community College Ohio Institute of Allied Health Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute Owens Community College Remington College-Cleveland Campus Rhodes State College Sinclair College Southern State Community College Stark State College Terra State Community College University of Akron Wayne College Washington State Community College Zane State 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 | May 25, 2017
Apple has created a free app development curriculum for high school and community college students interested in careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum, called "App Development with Swift," is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach students app design with Swift, the company's popular programming language. The course work will teach students how to code and design functional apps, gaining important job skills in software development and information technology. With the curriculum, Apple hopes to give people coding skills the company thinks are increasingly necessary in the 21st century, when technology bleeds into every corner of our work and personal lives. "We've seen firsthand the impact that coding has on individuals and the US economy as a whole," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. "The app economy and software development are among the fastest-growing job sectors in America and we're thrilled to be providing educators and students with the tools to learn coding." Six community colleges across the country will begin offering the curriculum this fall. Some campuses will also connect students with local businesses for mentoring and internships. The curriculum will be offered by the Alabama Community College System, Columbus State Community College, Harrisburg Area Community College, Houston Community College, Mesa Community College and San Mateo Community College District, among others. The curriculum is available as a free download from Apple's iBooks Store. Does the Mac still matter? Apple execs tell why the MacBook Pro was over four years in the making, and why we should care. Virtual reality 101: CNET tells you everything you need to know about VR.
News Article | April 28, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the best online community colleges in the U.S. for 2017. 50 schools were recognized, with Laramie County Community College, Western Wyoming Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Dakota College at Bottineau and Tulsa Community College making the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “These online community colleges are providing an education that prepares their students to successfully navigate the job market,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Our data shows these schools not only offer high-quality academic programs, but their students also report strong post-college career success.” To be included on the “Best Online Community Colleges” list, LearnHowToBecome.org requires schools to be regionally accredited and not-for-profit. Each college is also measured on such metrics as the variety of degree programs offered, employment resources, student/teacher ratios, academic counseling, financial aid opportunities and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Online Community Colleges” list, visit: The Best Online Community Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Barton County Community College Bunker Hill Community College Central Texas College Chandler-Gilbert Community College Cochise College Columbus State Community College Cowley County Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Diablo Valley College East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Frank Phillips College Grayson College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Lake Region State College Laramie County Community College Lone Star College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Middlesex Community College Mount Wachusett Community College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Community College Northwest Iowa Community College Odessa College Ozarka College Panola College Prince George's Community College Quinsigamond Community College Rio Salado College Rose State College Sheridan College Shoreline Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College State Fair Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Western Nebraska Community College Western Oklahoma State College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Yavapai 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.