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1: In the United States, what is the average total income over a 40 year career for people with the following degrees (2 points each if you get within $100,000):

  • High school degree?

  • Bachelor’s degree?

  • Master’s degree?

  • Doctoral degree?

  • Professional degree?

2. What are the 10 most expensive colleges in the United States (2004-2005 tuition)? (1 point each)

3. In 2004, what was the average tuition increase (in percent) for undergraduate students attending 4-year public universities in the United States ? (10 points)

4. What percent of community college students in the United States are part-time students? What percent of students in baccalaureate institutions in the United States are part-time students? (5 points each)

5. What percent of community college students in the United States work full time? (10 points)

6. What percent of community college enrollees in the United States are first-generation college students? (10 Points)

7. What percent of community college students in the United States are 25 or older? (10 Points)

8. Increasing a country’s average level of schooling by one year can increase economic growth by what percent? (10 Points)

9. What percent of first-year students in public 4-year colleges do not return for their second year? (5 points)

10. What percent of first-year students in public 2-year colleges do not return for their second year? (5 points)

EXTRA CREDIT

What retention increase (in percent) did Mt. Hood Community College (OR) experience with its On Course program?




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1. In the United States , what is the average total income over a 40 year career for people with the following degrees (2 points each if you get within $100,000):

  • High school degree? ($1,200,000)

  • Bachelor’s degree? ($2,100,000)

  • Master’s degree? ($2,500,000)

  • Doctoral degree? ($3,400,000)

  • Professional degree? ($4,400,000)

Source: US Commerce Department’s Census Bureau.

2. What are the 10 most expensive colleges in the United States (2004-2005 tuition)? (1 point each)

  1.   Landmark College ($36,750)

  2. Sarah Lawrence College ($32,416)

  3. Kenyon College ($32,170)

  4. Trinity College ($31,940)

  5. George Washington University ($31,710)

  6. Hamilton College ($31,700)

  7. Bowdoin College ($31,656)

  8. Wesleyan University ($31,650)

  9. Columbia University ($31,472)

  10. Colgate University ($31,440)

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

3. In 2004, what was the average tuition increase (in percent) for undergraduate students attending 4-year public universities in the United States ? (10 points)

10.5%

Source: College Board

4. What percent of community college students in the United States are part-time students? What percent of students in baccalaureate institutions in the United States are part-time students? (5 points each)

About two-thirds of U.S community college students are part-time students, compared to about a quarter of students in baccalaureate institutions.

Source: Hamm, R.E. Going to College: Not What It Used to Be.  Keeping America’s Promise. A joint publication of the Education Commission of the States and League for Innovation in the Community College. Denver: Education Commission of the States. 2004.

5. What percent of community college students in the United States work full time? (10 points)

54%

Source: Hamm , R.E. Going to College: Not What It Used to Be.  Keeping America’s Promise. A joint publication of the Education Commission of the States and League for Innovation in the Community College. Denver: Education Commission of the States. 2004.

6. What percent of community college enrollees in the United States are first-generation college students? (10 points)

More than 45%

Source: Wilson, C. (2004). Coming Through the Open Door: A Student Profile. Keeping America’s Promise. A joint publication of Education Commission of the States and League for Innovation in the Community College. Denver: Education Commission of the States. 2004.

7. What percent of community college students in the United States are 25 or older? (10 Points)

A: Almost 45%

Source: Wilson, C. (2004). Coming Through the Open Door: A Student Profile. Keeping America’s Promise. A joint publication of Education Commission of the States and League for Innovation in the Community College. Denver: Education Commission of the States. 2004.  

8. Increasing a country’s average level of schooling by one year can increase economic growth by what percent? (10 Points)

A: 5 to 15%

Source: Carnevale, A. P., & Desrochers, D. M. (2004). Why Learning? The Value of Higher Education to Society and the Individual. Keeping America ‘s Promise.  A joint publication of Education Commission of the States and League for Innovation in the Community College. Denver: Education Commission of the States.

9. What percent of first-year students in public 4-year colleges do not return for their second year? (5 points)

33.1%

10. What percent of first-year students in public 2-year colleges do not return for their second year? (5 points)

49.5%

Source: American College Testing (ACT)–Data through 6/1/06

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EXTRA CREDIT (10 points)

What retention increase (in percent) did Mt. Hood Community College (OR) experience with its On Course program?

27%

Source: Sharon Juenemann, Mt. Hood Community College report (Click HERE to read this report and many others)

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