I am sure by now that you know how strongly I feel about Education. This is one of the many topics that I could write and talk about every day. Just ask my kids. My oldest two are now in middle school so we talk about it even more now. My Son has his heart set on going off to college. He has always dreamed of going to UGA (GO DAWGS!) or UNC. However, Jasmine says flat out that she has no desire to go off to school. She even said she was not going to school and stay with me forever! (I THINK NOT). She hates school and seems to struggle now, so I understand why she would feel that way now. I Hope over the next few years that will change. I know college is not for everybody but I am going to try my best to push her to change her mind as she gets older. I would be ok if she wanted to take online classes instead as long as she is furthering her education.
Today I was browsing around and found that Degreejungle.com recently published a new ranking of the top 64 best online colleges for 2011 in the United States. The colleges were ranked by weighting the following metrics: average net price of attendance, acceptance rate, student-to-faculty ratios, and percentage receiving grants or scholarship aid, percentage receiving federal student loans, retention rates, graduation rates, and cohort default rates. To be included, colleges need to offer a selection of 4-year bachelor degree programs online, be accredited and listed on the U.S. Department of Education College Navigator site
I was very impressed to see a local school on the list! Savannah College of Art and Design was number 4! Jasmine loves arts so maybe I could push graphic designs haha.. I know, I know it’s still too early to get worried and stress over something that is so far away but I just want the best for my kids. However, I admit I am taking one day at a time with her! She surely keeps me on my toes!