Trine University based in Indiana is planning to open a new campus in Arizona in early 2013. The announcement was made Centennial Park Plaza's press conference on 24 October, 2012 by the city officials and representatives of the Trine University. The branch campus will be established in Peoria, Arizona and will serve students with undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, mechanical, bio-medical, electrical and civil courses. Students have already started enrolling for online courses provided by the university.
University of Phoenix, owned by Apollo Group Inc., announced on 16 October, 2012 that it is closing down its 115 of the for-profit campuses nationwide. A university spokesman, Alex Clark said that the reason is simple since most students are choosing to study online. The shares of the Apollo Company dropped down by more than 20 percent after it posted a sharp decline in the quarterly profit due to higher costs and declining enrollment.
The Florida Department of Education officials announced that University of Florida has been awarded with $2 million to help boost STEM education in the state. The university is introducing a statewide program to enhance teaching and learning in the fields of STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the middle school as well as high school grades.
One of the best reasons for postgraduate study is money. While research methods or results vary, studies consistently show people with postgraduate qualifications wind up in better paid jobs, sometimes earning as much as 30% more than people with just a bachelor’s degree. There's a school of thought that this is the result of "degree inflation": with a higher proportion of the population going through university, a bachelor degree isn't as valuable as it once was.
Most colleges and universities are full of fun activities. Whatever your interests, find something to do. Go to the Student Services office. Check out some of the publications for student activities and groups.