New Castle, DE, United States
New Castle, DE, United States

Wilmington University is a private, non-profit research institution consisting of seven colleges and offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many academic disciplines and professions. The main location is near historic New Castle, Delaware and the city of Wilmington conveniently located in the northeast/mid-Atlantic corridor of the United States. Students are provided access to the major cities of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Wikipedia.


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News Article | June 22, 2017
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NEW CASTLE, Del., June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For more than a century, student teaching has been a vital, though brief, step in training students to become teachers. Wilmington University is revolutionizing that tradition, and its efforts have earned the College of Education a half-million dollar grant from a national education think tank. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1934a024-f803-4b3f-be05-42377b68fd9f The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR), a Chicago-based, not-for-profit organization, has selected the Wilmington University College of Education's innovative year-long teacher residency initiative as one of its 2017 SEED Grant recipients. The SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) Grant recognizes programs that are transforming teacher preparation with up to $500,000 of support for student teachers and their mentors. It also invites recipients to participate in the NCTR's New Site Development Program, which consists of two years of consulting designed to build, evaluate and sustain training practices. "We will support Wilmington University as it focuses on developing new strategies to recruit more teachers of color and bilingual teachers, prepare teachers for critical needs areas, and increase teacher retention within partner school districts," NCTR said in a statement. "We're pleased to be one of only four teacher preparation programs in the nation to receive this grant," said Dr. John Gray, Dean of the College of Education. "We were awarded the maximum amount, which further allows us to change the culture of student teaching at this university. Recognition like this helps us to improve the way teachers are trained." The university’s year-long teacher residency program, developed in conjunction with several Delaware school districts, particularly benefits “high needs” schools and has grown in participation since its 2014 launch. While traditional student teaching programs span a semester (or, at some colleges, as little as 10 weeks), those pursuing education degrees at Wilmington University are able to work side-by-side with mentor teachers for an entire school year. This opportunity, the only such program in the state and one of only a handful in the U.S., can make a world of difference in the experience, said Gray. "Our year-long interns work every single day and assume all the responsibilities that the teachers do from before the first day of school until the last teacher work day of the school year," he said. "They learn what it's like to start a school year, finish a school year, and everything in between. They get to experience an entire school year." They are also treated as professionals. "They're co-teachers," he added. "Children, parents, and faculty recognize them not as students, but as real teachers." The year-long teacher residency program is a win-win, said Gray. It allows school districts to increase staff at no cost and its graduates have so far enjoyed a 100% hire rate. But it can prove to be an expensive opportunity. "While we have provided a small stipend to our year-long interns in the past, and they may occasionally serve as paid substitute teachers in their respective schools, this grant will enable us to provide them more financial support during their residency," said Gray. Wilmington University's College of Education was chosen from 20 applicants for the NCTR's 2017 SEED Grants, a program funded by $11.7 million the organization received from the U.S. Department of Education in October 2015 to support great teaching and leadership. Other recipients of this year's SEED Grants include the Albuquerque Public Schools' and the University of New Mexico College of Education's Teacher Residency Partnership, the Apple Tree Fellows Program in Washington, D.C., and the New Visions for Public Schools in New York, N.Y. Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit institution committed to providing flexible, career-oriented, traditional and online associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Ranked as the second fastest growing nonprofit doctoral institution in America 2004 – 2014 by The Almanac of The Chronicle of Higher Education, affordable tuition, academic excellence and individualized attention make the difference. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at infocenter@wilmu.edu, or visit our website: www.wilmu.edu. The National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) is a not-for-profit organization focused on improving student achievement through the preparation of excellent new teachers for high needs school districts. Based in Chicago, NCTR’s two-fold mission is to build and support high performing teacher residency programs and to impact and inform the transformation of teacher preparation writ large through the dissemination of research and best practices. NCTR was formerly Urban Teacher Residency United.


News Article | July 11, 2017
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WILMINGTON, Del., July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A June 23 event honoring the retirement of Wilmington University President Dr. Jack P. Varsalona netted $150,000, which will fund the newly-created Dr. Jack P. Varsalona scholarship. Held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, the event commemorated Dr. Varsalona’s 30 years of service to the university. All proceeds will benefit Wilmington University students. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5aacdeb0-6c80-4db7-83e4-da3342dd0561 The evening’s vibrant program culminated in a meaningful tribute honoring a distinguished career grounded in humility, integrity and collaboration. A video produced by Wilmington University employees depicted Dr. Varsalona’s 30-year university career. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki presented a Proclamation honoring Dr. Varsalona’s work and also declared June 23 “Dr. Jack P. Varsalona Day” in the city of Wilmington. Dr. Varsalona’s successor, Dr. Laverne T. Harmon, unveiled a mural of Dr. Varsalona painted by former University of Delaware football coach Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond, who was present at the event. Dr. Harmon later announced the new scholarship then presented Dr. Varsalona with a yearbook, also produced by WilmU employees, which depicted his university career highlights. Additional speakers included Wilmington University Board of Trustees Chairman The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan Jr., Joe Purzycki, and event co-chairs Wendie and Laird Stabler. During his eloquent remarks, Dr. Varsalona thanked the nearly 400-member audience for their dedication to students, paying homage to Dr. Harmon, calling her “incredibly caring, highly skilled, and wholly dedicated to students.” He also credited the Wilmington University staff, faculty, and board of trustees for the considerable growth the university experienced during his 12-year presidential tenure. Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit institution committed to providing flexible, career-oriented, traditional and online associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at infocenter@wilmu.edu, or visit www.wilmu.edu.


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Journal of Public Health Policy | Year: 2014

Skin whitening is a big and booming industry in many developing countries. Its popularity owes mainly to post-colonial, internalized racism. This study examines whether government intervention is necessary and more efficient than market-driven approaches in addressing the health risks and harms associated with skin whitening. We gathered empirical data on the quality and quantity of health-related information about skin whiteners with a multi-stage probability sample of consumers in two cities in the Philippines (n=110; =0.05). Regardless of their socio-demographic characteristics, we find that cognitive biases and information asymmetries build and sustain consumers' trust in manufacturers and distributors of skin whiteners while, paradoxically, breeding uncertainties over the integrity of these products. The results are product adulteration and misbranding, leading to pricing advantages for toxic whiteners over safer products. This has impeded regulatory efficacy. We recommend anchoring government intervention in transaction cost-reduction, containing the externalities of skin bleaching, and institutionalizing third party partnerships. Failure to do so would leave consumers extremely vulnerable to the forces of supply and demand that favor toxic whiteners, particularly in a market where voluntary collective action is difficult to organize. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Ltd.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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An in-depth analysis of college quality and cost by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the Best Online Criminal Justice Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. The higher education information and resource provider compared hundreds of colleges and universities around the nation to determine the top 50 two-year and top 50 four-year schools with online criminal justice degree programs respectively, ranking Washburn University, Saint Leo University, Keiser University Fort Lauderdale, Siena Heights University and Tiffin University highest among four-year schools and East Mississippi Community College, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Holmes Community College, Yavapai College and College of the Ouachitas highest among two-year schools. "A criminal justice degree provides students opportunities to work in a variety of legal or protective service careers,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Criminal justice students will not only find a flexible learning option in the schools on our list, but also exceptional overall value in terms of both cost and educational quality when it comes to earning a criminal justice degree online.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Beaufort County Community College Central Georgia Technical College Central Texas College Clovis Community College Coastal Carolina Community College College of Southern Idaho College of the Ouachitas Craven Community College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Fayetteville Technical Community College Forsyth Technical Community College Genesee Community College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Haywood Community College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Mesa Community College Mohave Community College Montgomery Community College Mountain Empire Community College Navarro College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Ozarka College Pamlico Community College Rio Salado College Southeastern Illinois College Southeastern Technical College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Community College Stanly Community College Tallahassee Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tyler Junior College Vance-Granville Community College Wayne Community College Western Piedmont Community College Western Wyoming Community College Wilson Community College Yavapai College Four-year schools recognized as the Best for Online Criminal Justice in 2016-2017: Amridge University Arkansas State University - Main Campus Arkansas Tech University Ashland University Baker College Bellevue University Bethel University Campbellsville University Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Columbia College Concordia University - Saint Paul Drury University Eastern Kentucky University Fayetteville State University Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Hays State University Glenville State College Granite State College Hampton University Humphreys College-Stockton and Modesto Judson College Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University McNeese State University Mercy College Mississippi College North Carolina Central University Saint Leo University Sam Houston State University Shorter University Siena Heights University Southwestern College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Texas of the Permian Basin Tiffin University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Florida University of Central Missouri University of Great Falls University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maryland - University College University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of the Cumberlands Washburn University Washington State University Western New Mexico University Wichita State University Wilmington University 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 | November 8, 2016
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MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Jennifer Feindt as a loan officer, based out of the association’s Dover, Delaware office. She will report to Martin Desmond, Farm Credit’s regional lending manager. “Jennifer is not only very experienced in the agriculture industry, but she is also a native of this area, making her a wonderful addition to our team,” says Desmond. “We look forward to her getting to know our customers and helping them reach their business goals.” “Our sales team staff is not only well-versed in financial management, but they have real-world agricultural experience, setting them apart from many other lenders today,” says Stuart Cooper, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s DelMarVa Division Vice President. “Jennifer will make our department that much stronger, and we’re excited to bring her on board.” Feindt graduated from University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture with a bachelor’s degree in environmental soil science and a minor in plant biology. She also holds a master’s of business administration from Wilmington University. “Agriculture has played an integral role in Delaware’s history and continues to be a vital part of our local economy,” says Feindt. “I am looking forward to working with our local ag producers to meet their financial goals, both now and in the future, so that we can continue this tradition.” Prior to joining Farm Credit, Feindt worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, and as a branch manager for a community bank. As a loan officer with Farm Credit, she will help current and potential customers determine which financial solutions will suit their business best and help them plan for the future. About MidAtlantic Farm Credit MidAtlantic Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative owned by its member‐borrowers. It provides farm loans for land, equipment, livestock and production; crop insurance; and rural home mortgages. The co-op has over 11,100 members and over $2.5 billion in loans outstanding. MidAtlantic Farm Credit has branches serving Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It is part of the national Farm Credit System, a network of financial cooperatives established in 1916 to provide a dependable source of credit to farmers and rural America.


News Article | November 20, 2016
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An analysis of collegiate graduate and post-graduate programs by AffordableCollegesOnline.org has determined the best places to earn a Master’s and Doctorate Degree Online in the nation for 2016-2017. As a leader in online higher education resources, the site measured cost and quality data to determine the top online programs for each degree level, identifying Western New Mexico University, Fort Hays State University, University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas State University and Wilmington University as the top scoring schools for earning an online master’s degree and the University of Colorado Denver, University of Mississippi, Indiana State University, University of Arkansas and Texas A&M University as the top scoring schools for earning an online doctorate degree. "As of 2013, over 23 percent of master’s and doctoral level students were completing their degrees entirely online,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Our list pinpoints the schools around the nation who are providing students affordable, quality options when it comes to earning a post-baccalaureate degree, with the bonus of greater learning flexibility provided by online curriculum.” Schools must meet specific criteria to qualify for the Best Online Master’s Degree Programs & Best Online Doctorate Degree Programs lists. All institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition and fees under $25,000 per year. Eligible institutions are further evaluated and scored based on a variety of data points, such as financial aid offerings, graduation rates and online program variety, to determine overall cost and quality rankings by school. Full rankings, as well as specific details on data and methodology used to determine school scores can be found at the following pages: All colleges highlighted for excellence in Online Master’s Programs for 2016-2017 are listed below: Adams State University Arkansas State University - Main Campus Ball State University Brenau University Chadron State College Columbus State University Concordia University-Saint Paul Delta State University East Carolina University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University Indiana Wesleyan University Liberty University Missouri State University - Springfield New Mexico State University - Main Campus North Carolina Central University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Northern Arizona University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Purdue University - Main Campus Saint Leo University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus The University of Texas at Brownsville (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) The University of Texas at Tyler Troy University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Central Arkansas University of Central Missouri University of Colorado Denver University of Idaho University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Memphis University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Webster University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University All colleges highlighted for excellence in Online Doctorate Programs for 2016-2017 are listed below: Allen College Amridge University Clemson University Colorado State University - Fort Collins Hampton University Harding University Indiana State University Kansas State University Keiser University - Fort Lauderdale Liberty University Mississippi State University Northern Arizona University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Stony Brook University Temple University Texas A & M University - College Station Texas A & M University - Commerce Texas Tech University The University of Alabama The University of Montana The University of Tennessee - Knoxville The University of Texas at Tyler The University of Texas Medical Branch Union Institute & University University at Buffalo University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Arizona University of Arkansas University of California - Berkeley University of Colorado Denver University of Delaware University of Florida University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Michigan - Flint University of Minnesota - Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Nebraska - Lincoln University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Dakota University of Northern Colorado University of South Carolina - Columbia University of the Cumberlands Virginia Commonwealth University Wilmington University 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 | November 24, 2016
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leading higher education information resource provider, has released its picks for the Best Colleges in the U.S. to earn an Online Teaching Degree from in 2016-2017. Comparing data on affordability and student success from thousands of schools with online teaching programs, the rankings list the top 100 two-year and four-year schools respectively. Schools topping the four-year list include Dickinson State University, Fort Hays State University, North Carolina Central University, East Carolina University and University of Southern Mississippi; schools topping the two-year list include East Mississippi Community College, Arizona Western College, Holmes Community College, Northeast Community College and Odessa College. "There were 3.5 million teachers working in elementary and secondary education in the U.S. in 2014,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “It’s important for us to help aspiring teachers and those looking to advance their career in education find the best opportunities to earn an affordable, quality online teaching degree.” Schools who earn a spot on the Best Online Teaching Degrees lists must qualify by meeting certain baseline requirements. AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires all schools to be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions to be eligible. Colleges must also meet minimum affordability standards, offering in-state tuition under $5,000 per year at two-year schools and under $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Final scoring and ranks are determined by comparing data on more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative measures, such as financial aid availability and graduation rates. All schools on the 2016-2017 Best Online Teaching Degrees list can be found below. The attached map shows how many schools were honored by state. The full rankings can be found along with data and methodology details at: Allen County Community College Amarillo College Arizona Western College Arkansas Northeastern College Arkansas State University - Mountain Home Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Baltimore City Community College Bay Mills Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Casper College Central Texas College Coconino Community College College of Southern Idaho Collin College Colorado Northwestern Community College Dakota College at Bottineau Dawson Community College East Mississippi Community College Eastern Wyoming College Edgecombe Community College El Paso Community College Front Range Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Haywood Community College Henry Ford Community College Holmes Community College Kilgore College Lenoir Community College Lone Star College Mitchell Community College Montgomery Community College Navarro College Nebraska Indian Community College North Central Missouri College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pima Community College Shoreline Community College Stanly Community College Tri-County Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Washtenaw Community College Western Oklahoma State College Yavapai College Appalachian State University Arkansas Tech University Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Chadron State College Chaminade University of Honolulu Concordia University - Saint Paul Dickinson State University East Carolina University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern New Mexico University - Main Campus Ferris State University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Great Basin College Hobe Sound Bible College Indiana State University Judson College Lesley University Liberty University Mayville State University Minot State University Newman University North Carolina A & T State University North Carolina Central University Northeastern State University Northern Arizona University Southeastern Oklahoma State University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Southwestern College Sterling College SUNY College at Oswego The University of West Florida University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Southeast University of Central Missouri University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Missouri - Columbia University of Nebraska at Kearney University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of Northern Colorado University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of the Southwest University of West Alabama Wayland Baptist University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western New Mexico University Wilmington University Winston-Salem State University 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.


Post-Graduate Degrees That Work for You: You're closer than you think to the education you need to advance your career to the next level NEW CASTLE, DE--(Marketwired - December 07, 2016) - Wilmington University's New Castle, Dover and Georgetown locations make graduate degree and certificate programs easily accessible to Delaware's busy professionals. The Graduate Studies Fair on Wednesday, December 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is for those who want to find out more about affordable and flexible education options at three of the university's locations: Attending in person? Please click here to RSVP and register. This free information session was developed to help mid-career bachelor's degree holders with an interest in evolving within their fields to have the opportunity to learn about the master's and doctoral degrees and dual-credit certificate programs (wilmu.edu/certificates) that Wilmington University offers. WilmU faculty and staff will be on hand to present overviews of their programs and answer attendees' questions. Attendees will also have the chance to review and consider the many course options, potential industry benefits, financial assistance services that are available. "The purpose of the Graduate Studies Fair is to help make Delaware residents aware of the graduate education opportunities available to them through Wilmington University, both in the classroom and online," said Dr. Jacque R. Varsalona, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement. "The $35 application fee will be waived for any attendees who choose to enter one of the university's graduate programs." With graduate programs in more than 70 specialties taught by real-world experienced professionals, and with flexible course formats and affordable tuition, Wilmington University graduate-level offerings are designed to support students' career goals while fitting into today's budgets and busy schedules. Find out how Wilmington University's graduate studies can provide solid steps to career advancement. Drop by in person at one of Wilmington University's convenient locations in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, which you can locate online at wilmu.edu/locations. For more information about the Graduate Studies Fair, contact the University Information Center at wilmu.edu/contact or by calling (877) 967-5464 at any time. About Wilmington University Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit institution committed to providing flexible, career-oriented, traditional and online associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Ranked as the second fastest growing nonprofit doctoral institution in America 2004 - 2014 by The Almanac of The Chronicle of Higher Education, affordable tuition, academic excellence and individualized attention are hallmarks of the University that enable greater student success in their chosen careers. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at infocenter@wilmu.edu, or visit our website: www.wilmu.edu.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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PsychologyDegree411.com, a leading career and education website focused on the field of psychology, has released its ranking of the 2016 Top Schools with Undergraduate Online Psychology Degree Programs. To be considered for inclusion, schools were screened for having an online undergraduate psychology program, not-for-profit status, and regional accreditation from one of the six regional accreditation agencies in the U.S. recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The rankings were based on a broad set of data points measuring academic quality and the overall student experience. The ranking uses a unique methodology that takes into account multiple factors, including the average tuition cost per online credit hour, the percentage of students enrolled only in distance education courses, the overall graduation rate of enrolled students, and school rankings according to U.S. News & World Report in the regional, national, and online categories. Graduate program accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the percentage of tenured faculty at each school were also factors included in the ranking methodology. In addition, the online degrees from the regionally accredited schools on this list are the same degrees granted to traditional, on-campus students. “As technology advances and more students and schools embrace distance education, the number of online degree programs in psychology available in the U.S. has increased at a rapid pace,” said Rob Voce, founder of PsychologyDegree411.com. “We designed and released our rankings to help prospective students learn about online degree options and quickly find and compare programs based on markers of quality as well as value.” In total, 29 schools with online psychology programs met the screening criteria and ranked on this year’s list. As well as providing schools’ results on ranking factors, the 2016 Top Schools with Online Psychology Degree Programs ranking includes in-depth information on schools’ admissions statistics and requirements; tuition comparisons for in-state, out-of-state, and online students; and the services and support available to online students. Users can also view: -In-depth profiles of select online undergraduate psychology degree programs -Online faculty experience, including the percentage of faculty with terminal degrees -Foundational psychology courses for profiled programs -Financial aid statistics for undergraduates The top schools on this year’s list are: 1. University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Gainesville, FL) 2. Oregon State University School of Psychological Science (Corvallis, OR) 3. Fort Hays State University College of Arts and Sciences (Hays, KS) 4. Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (Boston, MA) 5. Pennsylvania State University World Campus and Penn State College of the Liberal Arts (State College, PA) 6. Colorado State University Division of Continuing Education (Fort Collins, CO) 7. University of Central Florida College of Sciences (Orlando, FL) 8. Eastern Oregon University Psychology Department (La Grande, OR) 9. Arizona State University New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (Tempe, AZ) 10. Washington State University College of Arts and Sciences (Pullman, WA) 11. University of Massachusetts - Lowell Division of Online and Continuing Education (Lowell, MA) 12. Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon Tech Online (Klamath Falls, OR) 13. University of North Dakota College of Arts and Sciences (Grand Forks, ND) 14. Old Dominion University College of Sciences (Norfolk, VA) 15. Southern New Hampshire University School of Arts and Sciences (Hooksett, NH) 16. Eastern Kentucky University College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (Richmond, KY) 17. Fayetteville State University College of Arts and Sciences (Fayetteville, NC) 18. University of Maine - Presque Isle College of Arts and Sciences (Presque Isle, ME) 19. McKendree University College of Arts and Sciences (Lebanon, IL) 20. University of Minnesota - Duluth College of Education and Human Service Professions (Duluth, MN) 21. University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences (Memphis, TN) 22. University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (Houston, TX) 23. Brescia University Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Owensboro, KY) 24. DePaul University College of Science and Health (Chicago, IL) 25. Wilmington University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (New Castle, DE) 26. Central Washington University College of the Sciences (Ellensburg, WA) 27. University of Maryland University College Undergraduate School (College Park, MD) 28. Notre Dame College Division of Science and Mathematics (South Euclid, OH) 29. Indiana University East School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Richmond, IN) *See the full rankings and program details here: http://www.psychologydegree411.com/degrees/online/ About PsychologyDegree411.com: PsychologyDegree411.com is an informative resource on beginning or advancing a career in the field of psychology. PsychologyDegree411 provides information about education options in psychology from the associate’s to the doctoral level, including tools to help research online, campus, and hybrid school options, as well as career resources associated with each degree level.


News Article | October 31, 2016
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Four Delaware Tech scholars recently completed Biotech University thanks to a scholarship from the Delaware Soybean Board. Caitlin Chaney of Bridgeville, Jenna Hitchens of Georgetown, Samantha Monroe of Bridgeville and Kevin Shuman of Seaford completed the one-day course held at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix Oct. 28. The course included classroom and lab work on biotechnology, including a hands-on DNA extraction experiment and a farm tour. The students now have the opportunity to compete in a multimedia contest to win scholarships and additional travel opportunities. “Soybean varieties which have been improved through biotechnology represent the majority of our crop,” says Jay Baxter, a Georgetown, Del., farmer and chairman of the Delaware Soybean Board. “Yet in spite of how common they are, we see and hear a lot of misunderstandings about them. Giving these young journalists the opportunity to learn about biotechnology and ask questions about how it works will help them help others understand the technology in their future stories.” Monroe, a former Delaware Tech student, currently is pursuing her bachelors in Media Communications at Wilmington University. Hitchens is also a DTCC grad. Chaney and Shuman continue their journalism studies at Del Tech. Biotech U is co-sponsored by the United Soybean Board, the National Corn Growers Association, the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute and Arizona Farm Bureau. Delaware farmers plant about 180,000 acres of soybeans each year, and the crop generates approximately $60 million in value to the state. Delaware’s agricultural industry contributes about $8 billion per year to the Delaware economy. The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture. Funded through a one-half of one percent assessment on the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale, the checkoff works with partners in the value chain to identify and capture opportunities that increase farmer profit potential. One-half of the soybean checkoff assessments collected by the state boards are forwarded to the United Soybean Board. About Delaware Soybean Board: The Delaware Soybean Board administers soybean checkoff funds for soybean research, marketing and education programs in the state. One-half of the checkoff funds stay in Delaware for programs; the other half is sent to the United Soybean Board. To learn more about the Delaware Soybean Board, visit http://www.desoybeans.org.

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