College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley. It is north from both Houston and Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 100,050 as of July 2013. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 15th largest metropolitan area in Texas with 228,660 people as of the 2010 census.College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. The city owes both its name and existence to the university's location along a railroad. Texas A&M's triple designation as a Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant institution reflects the broad scope of the research endeavors it brings to the city, with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as NASA, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.Due largely to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was named by Money magazine in 2006 as the most educated city in Texas, and the 11th most educated city in the United States. Wikipedia.
Texas College | Date: 2016-07-26
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News Article | May 17, 2017
The Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) announced today the launch of the College Admissions Expert Calling Network (ECN), a knowledge-sharing platform connecting independent education consultants with high school students and their families during the transition into higher education. HECA is the premier professional organization for independent education consultants in providing professional development, advancing ethical standards of conduct, and promoting equity and access to higher education for all students. HECA consultants are showcased on the College Admissions ECN (http://collegeadmissions.expertcallingnetwork.com/), and are accessible to knowledge-seekers in a variety of free community forums or, using the platform’s InCall® feature, via paid one-on-one phone consultations at a rate set by each consultant. Registration for consumers is free. Brainsy, Inc., a provider of patented online knowledge-sharing platforms, powers the ECN. “Applying to college doesn’t need to be a confusing or anxiety-ridden process,” said Ping Wei, Executive Director of HECA. “Our 900+ members are professionals who are dedicated to keeping up to date with trends and opportunities in higher education and sharing that knowledge with each other. HECA consultants then use that shared knowledge to guide students and their families through each step of the high school to college transition process and ultimately through their final decision. The College Admissions ECN will help make it easier to find and access professional and ethical independent education consultants while at the same time creating a growing knowledge-base driven by the HECA community.” In 2017, over 20 million students are expected to attend American universities and colleges consisting of more than 4,700 Title IV degree-granting institutions. The student to counselor ratio in high schools nationally approaches 500:1 and is as high as 1,000:1 in some parts of the country. HECA consultants help fill the gap by working with students and their families to find the best fit college. Some of the HECA professionals included in the ECN launch: Evelyn Alexander, Founder, Magellan College Counseling K. Patricia Aviezer, President, Inside Track To College, Inc. Kate Balboni, Owner and Consultant, Balboni College Advising Shannon Brady, Director of Academic & College Counseling, Brady College Counseling Jolyn Brand, Owner/College Consultant, Brand College Consulting Whitney Bruce, Independent Educational Consultant, Whitney Bruce College Consulting Suzann Cowing, College Consultant, Advanced College Counseling Hailee DeMott, Owner & Independent Educational Consultant, DeMott College & Education Consulting Eva Garza-Nyer, Ph.D., CEP, Educational Consultant, Texas College Advisor Sheree Gravely, Independent College Advisor, Gravely Group College Advising Carolee Gravina, Independent College Advisor& Founder, College Bound Guidance Jacqueline Hicks Grazette, CEO and Chief Education Officer, MyCollegeAdvisor.Net, LLC Stacy Kadesh, Founder of Stacy Kadesh and Associates College Consulting Katelyn Klapper, Certified Educational Planner, Founder of College Options Betsy Klene, Independent College Advisor Cathy McMeekan, Independent Educational Consultant, McMeekan College Consulting Paul Nicholas, Independent Educational Consultant at Alma Mater Educational Services Mel Preimesberger, Founder & Director, MP College Chat LLC Barbara Samples, Independent Educational Consultant, Samples Educational Consulting Ann Scheder-Bieschin, Founder, Carina College Counseling Anna Seltz, Founder, Higher Ed U College Admissions Consulting Jennifer Severini-Kresock, Owner/Independent Educational Consultant/ Career and College Counselor, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates (self) Jeff Sibner, Consultant, College Match Guru Julie Silver, Independent Educational Consultant, Positioned for Admissions, LLC Dr. Avonna Swartz, Coach, Cheerleader, Counselor, & Expert in all things related to university admission, The College Planner Anne Weisholtz, Independent Educational Consultant, Comprehensive College Counseling Dewey Wilmot, Founder of Admissions Edge ECN Consultants will be able to self-designate their expertise in any of the key subject matter categories including: Application & Essay Guidance, Career & Major Guidance, College Selection/List Development, Comprehensive College Guidance, Financial Aid & Affordability, Fine & Performing Arts, First Generation, International Students, Resume Building, Student Athletes, Students with LD, Summer Programs, Test Preparation. ECN Consultants will select their own rates for participating in any InCall® discussions and the transactions will be conducted through the ECN platform. “We are pleased to have been selected by the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) as the platform provider for their member-driven knowledge sharing network,” stated Brian Christie, CEO of Brainsy, the ECN platform provider. “The HECA community will be a valuable resource for experienced, ethical, and timely guidance for students and families all over the world as they make life-changing decisions about their educational journey.” In conjunction with the launch, Brainsy is accepting interest from sponsors that would like their brand highlighted on the HECA ECN. Interested parties should contact Bill Sheehan at 855-742-7246 x706. About HECA: The Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA) is the premier professional organization for consultants who focus exclusively on helping high school students realize their full potential. Our mission is to support independent education consultants as they work with students and parents during the transition into higher education by providing professional development, advancing ethical standards of conduct and promoting equity and access to higher education for all students. About Brainsy, Inc.: Brainsy offers patented Software as a Service (SaaS) to power knowledge sharing networks for private companies, trade associations, professional societies and other membership organizations. Deploying a Brainsy powered Expert Calling Network (ECN) or Expert Community Online (ECO) under their own brand, organizations can showcase mentors or subject matter experts while earning non-dues revenue. Brainsy is backed by successful entrepreneurs-turned-Angels and is a portfolio company of TomorrowVentures, co-founded by Alphabet (formerly Google) Chairman, Eric Schmidt. More information is at: http://www.brainsy.com
News Article | April 17, 2017
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has announced its list of the best online colleges for veterans and military personnel for 2017. The ranking names the top 59 two- and four-year schools and the top 50 four-year schools in the nation based on service member-friendly benefits, affordability and program quality. The four-year schools with the best scores were University of Southern Mississippi, Webster University, Saint Leo University, University of Idaho and Murray State University. The top five two-year schools include Central Texas College, St. Philip’s College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Wake Technical Community College and Del Mar College. "Veterans and current members of the military face some unique challenges when it comes to earning a certificate or degree,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “These schools have demonstrated a commitment to providing outstanding benefits and resources to service members who choose to pursue an online education, while also maintaining affordability and quality standards.” To qualify for a spot on AffordableCollegesOnline.org’s rankings, schools must meet several minimum requirements. Each college cited is institutionally accredited and holds public or private not-for-profit standing. Each is also scored based on a comparison of more than a dozen metrics including the availability and amount of financial aid, military tuition discounts, ROTC programs, veteran support services and graduation rates by school. AffordableCollegesOnline.org enforces strict affordability standards, requiring schools to offer in-state tuition rates below $20,000 per year for four-year schools, and below $5,000 per year for two-year schools. All eligible school scores are compared to determine the final “Best” list. For complete details on the data and methodology used to score each school and a full list of ranking colleges, visit: Top Four-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: Arkansas State University-Main Campus Azusa Pacific University Ball State University Columbia College Dallas Baptist University Duquesne University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Hampton University Hawaii Pacific University Iowa State University Kansas State University Lawrence Technological University Lewis University Mercy College Mississippi State University Missouri State University-Springfield Montana State University-Billings Murray State University New England College Niagara University Northern Arizona University Northern Kentucky University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Oral Roberts University Point Park University Regis University Saint Leo University Texas A & M University-College Station The College of Saint Scholastica The University of Alabama The University of Montana Tiffin University Troy University University of Arizona University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Idaho University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus University of South Florida-Main Campus University of Southern Mississippi University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Viterbo University Washington State University Webster University Western Kentucky University Top Two-Year Schools in the U.S. with Military-Friendly Online Programs for 2017: ### AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | April 27, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the most affordable colleges and universities in the U.S. for 2017. 50 four-year schools were recognized, with Buena Vista University, Judson College, Florida Institute of Technology, Concordia University—Wisconsin and Southwestern College taking the top five spots. Of the 50 two-year schools that were also honored, East Mississippi Community College, Frank Philips College, Western Wyoming Community College, Laramie County Community College and Western Oklahoma State College were the top five. A list of all 100 schools is included below. “For students who want the flexibility of an online education at an affordable price point, the colleges and universities on our list are the best in the U.S,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools provide the maximum value when it comes to cost, quality and career resources for students.” To be included on the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional data points such as the number and variety of degree programs offered, employment services, post-college earnings of alumni, academic resources, financial aid availability and more. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list, visit: The Most Affordable Online Four-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Bay Path University Belhaven University Brenau University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University DeSales University Dickinson State University Drexel University Duquesne University Florida Institute of Technology Franklin Pierce University Gardner-Webb University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Judson College LeTourneau University Malone University McKendree University Murray State University Newman University North Carolina Central University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Prescott College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Idaho University of Southern Mississippi University of St Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Valley City State University Viterbo University Webster University The Most Affordable Online Two-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Arizona Western College Barton County Community College Casper College Central Wyoming College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Eastern Wyoming College Frank Phillips College GateWay Community College Grayson College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Mount Wachusett Community College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarka College Panola College Pitt Community College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Sheridan College Sinclair College Southwestern 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 Texas 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.