Why Heritage International University
The following is where traditional colleges and Universities are failing:
Problem One: Traditional Schools (very expensive)
College is crushingly expensive now-a-days to the point that 60% take out student loans and the average student owes over $22,000.00 in debt after graduation. Credit card debt is over $4,000.00 per graduate. One year of college can cost as much as $30,000.00. "Cost Of College Degree In U.S. Has Increased 1,120 Percent In 30 Years." (Huffpost, College; 2019: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cost-of-college-degree-increase-12-fold-1120-percent-bloomberg_n_1783700) There is no end in sight. "Indeed, as tuition costs continue to rise and the national student loan debt hits $1 trillion, some people have been left wondering if college is even worth it anymore." (Ibid.)
Question: When you consider that 40% of college grads do not get jobs that require a college degree, is there a good return for such an expensive investment. Is it worth it to pay out so much -- to be so much in debt that burdens many for decades? Debt can be a terribly heavy price to pay -- a grinding burden -- a ball and chain holding one down for years and years.
Problem Two: Traditional Schools (highly ineffective)
Sadly, college is not generally making students smarter. 45% of students ". . . did not demonstrate any significant improvement in learning" over the first two years. Close to 40% didn't learn anything at all over all four years. Two separate studies by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy shows that many college graduates score so low that their score are no higher as high school students in other countries. In a 2003 study of 8,000 graduates by the Department of Education showed that fewer than 1/3rd of them were adequately literate after paying out so much money to be educated. Only 23 percent of two-year college students, and 38 percent of four-year students, were found to be performing at a level of "proficiency."
Question: What is the answer to the recognized decline in learning that is taking place? Traditional programs, unfortunately, are not working well for a lot of students.
Problem Three: (unfocused studies & impractical)
In most universities, to cover all the basis, students are required to study all the facits of their field or profession. At Heritage, no one is obligated to study what they already know. Rather they study what they don't know. As a result, they develop superior skills and know-how that puts them ahead of 80% of all other graduates.
In the United States government policies regarding student loans have ruined the practical purpose of higher education. As Mike Rowe declared, ďWe are lending money we donít have to kids who canít pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist. Thatís nuts.Ē (Mike Rowe Quotes and Sayings; 2020: https://www.inspiringquotes.us/author/4859-mike-rowe) Education must be useful.
Question: Wouldn't you rather graduate with advanced practical knowledge and expertise and be far ahead of most students in your field?
Heritage International University provides a Real Solution or Answer to these Serious Problems:
(1) For Problem One: (inexpensive) Heritage International University is designed to be inexpensive and therefore cost-effective -- producing a much greater return on your money. (See "Tuition and Fees" at http://www.heritage-international.university/id16.htm) (undergraduate and graduate degree programs cost as little as $3,000.00 a year, not $15,000.00 plus for on-campus programs.)
(2) For Problem Two: (educationally effective) Heritage International University uses a superior educational approach that naturally increases memory and retention, and is thus more effective in promoting literacy and subject mastery. (See "Superior Educational Methods are Employed" at http://www.heritage-international.university)
In a day of proven crushing financial and learning problems in higher education, Heritage offers a huge advantage over tradition programs. It is an exceptionally good investment. A recent study demonstrated that 77% of academic leaders now consider distant learning as equal to or greater than traditional programs. (Allen, E. & Seaman, J. (2013). Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States. Wellesley, MA: Babson College) (See also the advantages of "Distance Learning" at http://www.heritage-international.university and the profitability and benefits of "Individual Option" and "Interdisciplinary Studies" at http://www.heritage-international.university/id3.htm)
The University is inexpensive, affordable, accredited and of the highest quality.
The above statistics and information not otherwise referenced come from the book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa published in 2011 by the University of Chicago. Their extensive research draws on the participation of over 2,000 students using survey responses, transcript data, and, for the first time, the state-of-the-art Collegiate Learning Assessment, a standardized test administered to students in their first semester and then after they finished or completed their degree. It may be one of the most important books on higher education ever written. A number of YouTube presentations on this book are recommended. They can be found under "Academically Adrift" on the internet.
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