FARGO — North Dakota State University students may be getting the best bang for their buck, according to a new report that calculates the return on investment at different colleges. PayScale, a salary analysis site, used salary data from alumni to rank colleges and universities based on post-graduate earnings and the total cost to attend school.
FARGO – As tuition at the state’s public colleges is set to rise, Sen. Tim Flakoll, R-Fargo, plans to introduce legislation that would boost scholarships for low-income students by $11 million. The legislation would expand the number of recipients from about 8,000 to 10,000 and increase the scholarship amount by 3 percent, bringing the current $1,648 scholarship to $1,700 per student.
BISMARCK — After lengthy discussion, the State Board of Higher Education approved tuition increase limits at the state’s 11 colleges and universities based on how much college presidents indicated they would need to raise tuition for the 2014-15 school year. Students at most schools will see tuition increases at or lower than the rates initially proposed by the board’s budget and finance committee, except for North Dakota State University, which can expect a 4.23 percent increase. In addition to the increase for NDSU, the approved tuition increase caps are 4.9 percent at the University of No
BISMARCK — The State Board of Higher Education meets today to set caps for tuition increases at the state’s 11 public colleges and universities for the next academic year. If the schools follow an emerging pattern, the four-year colleges will raise tuition as much as they possibly can — though the system’s chancellor says he thinks that won’t be the case this year. The board sets a limit for each school, but campus leaders ultimately decide how much more students will pay each year.
FARGO — While March Madness may be a gambler’s paradise with 63 games in less than three weeks, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is also a golden opportunity for statisticians to develop and test their models. For the last three years, the statistics department at North Dakota State University has experimented with models to predict the outcome of tournament games based solely on data and probability, said Rhonda Magel, the department chairwoman. This year, Magel, assistant professor of statistics Gang Shen, and students Yingfei Mu and Bryan Rask developed a model and created a bracket b
FARGO — A recent wave of phone scams in North Dakota and Minnesota is nothing new, experts say, but this time fraudsters are taking an extra step to appear credible. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Gate City Bank both warned consumers this week about a persistent phone scam that targets local area codes, uses the community bank’s name and even imitates the bank’s customer service number to retrieve personal account information from its victims. Using a robo-dialer, scam artists dial thousands of local numbers with a false “security alert” message, according to a release fro
The group that accredits North Dakota’s 11 state colleges and universities is concerned about a proposal to change the structure of higher education governance. Voters will decide in November whether to replace the current eight-member volunteer State Board of Higher Education with a commission of three full-time members. Without details of how the new structure would be implemented, the Higher Learning Commission said the proposal could affect the system’s accreditation.
FARGO — A male student was pulled from the pool at Fargo South High school Tuesday morning and his condition is “serious,” Fargo Schools Superintendent Jeff Schatz said at an afternoon news conference. Students and instructors noticed the student was “struggling” in the deeper end of the pool during a physical education class, Schatz said. He was not swimming when he was rescued. The student was immediately given CPR and taken to the hospital via ambulance. Schatz did not release the name of the hospital, the name of the student or his grade level.
WEST FARGO — A Canadian youth hockey league decided this week to require parents of players to take a sportsmanship class after a fight at a tournament here Sunday between parents and coaches of two teams from Winnipeg. The teams linked to the fight, which didn’t result in criminal charges, were for 7- and 8-year-olds.