College, Inc.: Georgetown

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Want to earn more money? Study STEM.

A Georgetown economist offers further evidence that science and tech graduates earn more than everybody else, even with a “lesser” degree.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:06 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Research | Tags:  Georgetown University

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011

College sticker shock: Is $55,000 the new $50,000?

Nineteen colleges now charge $55,000 or more in tuition, fees and living expenses, according to one of two new surveys of college sticker price.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011

10 colleges with Klout

Texas A&M has displaced Stanford in a periodic ranking of colleges whose Twitter feeds generate the most interest.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Rankings | Tags:  Georgetown University, University of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011

At the top of the U.S. News rankings, a five-way tie

More movement than usual in the annual rankings of national universities; D.C.- area schools fare well.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  Washington and Lee University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Georgetown University

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011

GWU President Knapp cracks $1 million in compensation

GWU President Steven Knapp looks to be the first college leader in the area to earn $1 million in total compensation

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/10/2011

On Common App, Georgetown now stands alone

USC’s move to the universal college application leaves Georgetown the last national university (save MIT) with a “signature” app.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  Georgetown University, admissions

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011

James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey

All three rank in the top 25 in a national survey that considers professor ratings as well as campus appraisals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  James Madison University, College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Towson University, College of Southern Maryland, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010

The 20 most expensive dorms

Parents complain about rising tuition, but that's only the largest component of a significantly larger "comprehensive" fee to attend a residential college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance | Tags:  AU, American University, GWU, Georgetown, Hopkins, JHU, most expensive colleges, most expensive dorms, most expensive tuition, most expensive universities

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Most expensive colleges: GU, GWU getting cheaper?

The latest edition of CampusGrotto's tally of most expensive colleges is out. It's trivial, I guess, but oddly addictive. Colleges presumably go to great lengths to avoid being at the top of this list, which members of the news media...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance, Finance | Tags:  GWU, Georgetown, highest tuition, most expensive colleges, most expensive universities

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/04/2010

Will USC be next to join the Common Application?

One by one, the nation's elite independent universities have joined the Common Application. A student now can apply to the top 20 national universities on the U.S. News rankings with a single application -- well, two, if you count MIT....

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Admissions | Tags:  Common App, Common Application, Common Application Georgetown, Common Application USC, college admissions

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Georgetown U.: Rope found on campus not a noose

Update, 12:05 p.m. Georgetown University officials now say that the "loose hanging rope" found hanging from a pipe in a locked utility room this week was not left there to resemble a noose. Julie Green Bataille, chief university spokeswoman, says...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Crime | Tags:  Georgetown hate crime, Georgetown noose, racist graffiti Georgetown

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Georgetown announces largest gift in history

Georgetown University today announced the largest donation in its history, valued at $87 million, to support medical research. From the release: "The gift originated in a $1.2 million charitable trust established by the will of the late Harry J. Toulmin...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance | Tags:  Georgetown $87 million donation, Georgetown University donation, Georgetown gift

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Local colleges gain ground in U.S. News rankings

The 2011 U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out at midnight Tuesday, and the news is mostly good for universities in the D.C. region.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  America's Best Colleges, Georgetown ranking, Hopkins ranking, U.S. News rankings, William Mary ranking, college rankings

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Laptops in class: tool or distraction?

I hope you will read my story in today's paper about the growing number of professors who choose to restrict laptop computers in class. There was more good material than would fit in the story, and I wanted to give...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Technology, Technology | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, pedagogy, technology