Western Carolina University has been named a “2017 Best College Value” in an annual review of colleges and universities released by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. WCU is ranked 98th among public higher education institutions across the nation in terms of value for in-state students and 83rd for out-of-state students. The rankings are based on admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratios, four-year graduation rates, costs of attending, financial aid and average debt of students at graduation. Read the complete story here: http://news-prod.wcu.edu/2017/01/wcu-named-best-college-value-kiplingers-personal-finance-magazine/
West Carolina University has been identified as having one of the most affordable online Master’s in Educational Leadership programs in recent rankings conducted by www.bestmastersdegrees.com. The Entire ranking can be found here: http://www.bestmastersdegrees.com/top/affordable-online-masters-educational-leadership
Chena Flood, director of the Office of Field Experiences, co-authored an article in the Journal of Multicultural Education with Patrice Waller of California State University-Fullerton. The article, titled “Mathematics as a universal language: transcending cultural lines,” shows that mathematics communication and understanding were mutual among two groups whose languages were foreign to each other. The article can be found here.
Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, assistant professor of educational research, published an op-ed in the Asheville Citizen-Times titled “Finding diversity – lessons from Dory” regarding the Pixar movie “Finding Dory.” Read the article here: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/07/01/guest-columnist-finding-diversity-lessons-dory/86596392/
Eight middle school and high school students from Western North Carolina recently completed an 800-mile bicycle odyssey they called Bike Across America, an initiative of Project Discovery. The students also are part of a research project conducted by the WCU Human Services Department. See the WCU News article for more information