College, Inc.: Georgetown University

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 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 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