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  • Fightingscot82
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    The state released a report that there's a 10-for-1 return on investment for PASSHE. That's pretty significant.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by ironmaniup View Post

    That's true, success in grad schools also shows that. ( IUP basketball fans will remember Joe Rocco - he's now Dr. Joe Rocco, working at NIH on infectuous diseases, he's been on local radio a few times) .

    The other advantage of the privates is the ego trip the students get when they are offered a big scholarship. I have talked to people who were giving out IUP scholarships of 1-2 k, and getting the -well dusquesne has offered 10 k response. It didn't matter the costs of IUP overall would be much less, they only see the 10 k.
    I saw a post in an Edinboro alumni group about a woman offended that Edinboro "only" offered her daughter $5,000 a year in scholarships but another school offered her $50,000. I tried explaining that Edinboro was awarding her someone's donated money but that private school was just giving her a coupon code. She wasn't having it. Sure, a full scholarship is a big deal (and I generally tell people to attend where its cheapest) but its not like Edinboro has a whole lot of full academic scholarships to hand out.

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  • ironmaniup
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    Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

    People get in heated debates about the "quality" of the name on a diploma. But the reality is that unless you are talking about a truly name university (Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, and a couple of others) OR it is a "specialty" university (MIT for Engineers, University of Chicago for Law, etc), the name on the diploma really doesn't matter to hiring officials...They don't really care that an applicant got their degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Indiana University Kokomo...they just care that he/she got a degree.
    Absolutely. Gallup research suggests that if a student is fully engaged (relationships with professors, involved, participates in study abroad or internships) it doesn't matter where they attend to have a fulfilling career.

    My kids preschool made a big deal out of the new director having graduated from Duke. Every damn week the newsletter is full of errors and poor grammar. But she's from Grosse Point, MI so I guess that's how she got into Duke.[/QUOTE]

    That's true, success in grad schools also shows that. ( IUP basketball fans will remember Joe Rocco - he's now Dr. Joe Rocco, working at NIH on infectuous diseases, he's been on local radio a few times) .

    The other advantage of the privates is the ego trip the students get when they are offered a big scholarship. I have talked to people who were giving out IUP scholarships of 1-2 k, and getting the -well dusquesne has offered 10 k response. It didn't matter the costs of IUP overall would be much less, they only see the 10 k.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by boatcapt View Post



    Thank you for compiling. I get few pay full retail. When you start to see the average net numbers ... few bucks more you can get a better name/brand.
    People get in heated debates about the "quality" of the name on a diploma. But the reality is that unless you are talking about a truly name university (Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, and a couple of others) OR it is a "specialty" university (MIT for Engineers, University of Chicago for Law, etc), the name on the diploma really doesn't matter to hiring officials...They don't really care that an applicant got their degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Indiana University Kokomo...they just care that he/she got a degree.[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely. Gallup research suggests that if a student is fully engaged (relationships with professors, involved, participates in study abroad or internships) it doesn't matter where they attend to have a fulfilling career.

    My kids preschool made a big deal out of the new director having graduated from Duke. Every damn week the newsletter is full of errors and poor grammar. But she's from Grosse Point, MI so I guess that's how she got into Duke.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by Fightingscot82 View Post

    At a private school, full payers are those who have below average academics and don't mind paying sticker price either because they are wealthy or ignorant enough to borrow. That number borrowing full freight is staggering. At RMU, they take a ton of kids who aren't academically prepared for college so they don't qualify for even basic discounting and since they're largely lower income families the students are borrowing $40k a year. I was reprimanded by my VP because a kid I was speaking with from Wampum was $90k in debt after 2 years for psychology so I recommended he look into transferring to Slippery Rock as a commuter student. What good was that kid going to be to RMU with $180k in loan debt on degree that generally requires graduate school? I also worked with a kid from a wealthy Long Island community paying full freight; once his dream of walking on to the lacrosse team dried up he went into party mode and wasted mom & dad's money.

    Well, the VP in your case wants that coin. I think in most cases -- even the Ivy Leagues, etc., -- anybody can get it. Mom and Dad are going to pay retail and donate a real big check, but, follow the money. It talks.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Originally posted by boatcapt View Post



    Thank you for compiling. I get few pay full retail. When you start to see the average net numbers ... few bucks more you can get a better name/brand.


    People get in heated debates about the "quality" of the name on a diploma. But the reality is that unless you are talking about a truly name university (Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, and a couple of others) OR it is a "specialty" university (MIT for Engineers, University of Chicago for Law, etc), the name on the diploma really doesn't matter to hiring officials...They don't really care that an applicant got their degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Indiana University Kokomo...they just care that he/she got a degree.[/QUOTE]


    I agree with that -- to an extent.

    I was referring more to the actual recruitment of students -- and the mindset of today's highly sought after kids. In the mind of an 18-year-old, most want the name. If the money is fairly close, often times they can convince Mom and Dad to pay the extra couple bucks. Twenty-some years ago I'd have much rather said I went to Pitt than IUP.

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  • boatcapt
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post


    Sources: Sticker prices are for Fall 2021 freshmen from the university websites. Average net price (average student cost after grants but before loans) comes from government reporting and considers need-based aid like Pell and PHEAA grants as well as athletic aid. Again, its an average.


    Thank you for compiling. I get few pay full retail. When you start to see the average net numbers ... few bucks more you can get a better name/brand. [/QUOTE]

    People get in heated debates about the "quality" of the name on a diploma. But the reality is that unless you are talking about a truly name university (Ivy League, Stanford, Duke, and a couple of others) OR it is a "specialty" university (MIT for Engineers, University of Chicago for Law, etc), the name on the diploma really doesn't matter to hiring officials...They don't really care that an applicant got their degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Indiana University Kokomo...they just care that he/she got a degree.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post


    Thank you for compiling. I get few pay full retail. When you start to see the average net numbers ... few bucks more you can get a better name/brand.
    At a private school, full payers are those who have below average academics and don't mind paying sticker price either because they are wealthy or ignorant enough to borrow. That number borrowing full freight is staggering. At RMU, they take a ton of kids who aren't academically prepared for college so they don't qualify for even basic discounting and since they're largely lower income families the students are borrowing $40k a year. I was reprimanded by my VP because a kid I was speaking with from Wampum was $90k in debt after 2 years for psychology so I recommended he look into transferring to Slippery Rock as a commuter student. What good was that kid going to be to RMU with $180k in loan debt on degree that generally requires graduate school? I also worked with a kid from a wealthy Long Island community paying full freight; once his dream of walking on to the lacrosse team dried up he went into party mode and wasted mom & dad's money.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Sources: Sticker prices are for Fall 2021 freshmen from the university websites. Average net price (average student cost after grants but before loans) comes from government reporting and considers need-based aid like Pell and PHEAA grants as well as athletic aid. Again, its an average.[/QUOTE]



    Thank you for compiling. I get few pay full retail. When you start to see the average net numbers ... few bucks more you can get a better name/brand.

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  • Fightingscot82
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    Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Curious what a year, assuming retail price, costs at these schools (ballpark):

    IUP
    Pitt and Duquesne
    West Virginia
    BFE Pitt branch
    BFE PSU branch
    Washington and Jefferson
    Gannon & Mercyhurst
    Bobby Mo
    State-funded schools use PA resident tuition rates, except WVU. Pitt BFE Branch = Johnstown. PSU BFE Branch = Behrend.
    School Sticker Avg. Net
    IUP $25,005 $20,944
    Pitt $33,710 $22,600
    Duquesne $59,922 $30,732
    WVU $36,222 $25,320
    BFE Pitt Branch $26,112 $18,836
    BFE PSU Branch $29,374 $20,315
    Washington & Jefferson $63,220 $26,787
    Gannon $49,151 $22,009
    Mercyhurst $54,575 $23,605
    Bobby Mo $49,364 $26,682

    Sources: Sticker prices are for Fall 2021 freshmen from the university websites. Average net price (average student cost after grants but before loans) comes from government reporting and considers need-based aid like Pell and PHEAA grants as well as athletic aid. Again, its an average.

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  • IUPbigINDIANS
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    Curious what a year, assuming retail price, costs at these schools (ballpark):

    IUP
    Pitt and Duquesne
    West Virginia
    BFE Pitt branch
    BFE PSU branch
    Washington and Jefferson
    Gannon & Mercyhurst
    Bobby Mo

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  • boatcapt
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    Originally posted by iupgroundhog View Post

    It's funny, though. At the time, I don't remember many people objecting to the IUP Housing "Revival." Sure, they complained about how the kids today need all these amenities. But I don't remember hearing that the project would price them out of the market or warnings about a dropoff in college-age population. I think a lot of people thought it would lure the kids to IUP.
    I recall some supporters of various schools talking about housing construction and renovations and how they were going to be able to compete "with the best" because their student "creature comforts" were soooo very, very nice (new dorms with AC, hot and cold running campus wide free wifi, multiple dining options at name brand on-campus resturants, on-campus concerts by "name" performers, etc).

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  • complaint_hopeful
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    Yep. 10 years ago, the thought process of most schools was to beautify campuses with amenities for kids.

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  • Bart
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    Originally posted by iupgroundhog View Post

    It's funny, though. At the time, I don't remember many people objecting to the IUP Housing "Revival." Sure, they complained about how the kids today need all these amenities. But I don't remember hearing that the project would price them out of the market or warnings about a dropoff in college-age population. I think a lot of people thought it would lure the kids to IUP.
    I guess everyone who can read tea leaves are in West Chester, and the rest are now suffering future shock.

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  • iupgroundhog
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    Originally posted by Bart View Post

    It seems building residence halls was a bad idea when West Chester has about 36% of student living on campus, and IUP only 32%. The issue may be whether they are filled to capacity. Bloom built several campus housing options during the last decade in the neighborhood of $200 million. They have 42.3% of students living on campus and are at less then 80% capacity. Now they are going to be part of the loneliest number since the number 1.
    It's funny, though. At the time, I don't remember many people objecting to the IUP Housing "Revival." Sure, they complained about how the kids today need all these amenities. But I don't remember hearing that the project would price them out of the market or warnings about a dropoff in college-age population. I think a lot of people thought it would lure the kids to IUP.

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