by The Jamestown Sun
October 25, 2011 at 1:57 am in The Jamestown Sun
What professors at the Jamestown College are calling a major step forward for the science departments became possible Monday with lead donations from two JC alumni.
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A new science building will be great for JC – hopefully more kids consider coming now!
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I honestly don’t know how anyone can afford to go to JC, with tuition, books, and living expenses approaching $40,000 a year. Better to go to a public university like NDSU or Valley City State and get by for $15,000. That’s a savings of $100,000 over 4 years.
Our young people simply can’t handle these huge student loans after graduating, especially in this economy.
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Actually Fred, if you knew anything about Jamestown College and didn’t rush to just be negative about Jamestown as always you would find that Jamestown College offers some of the best financial aide and scholarship packages around. In fact, the out of pocket expenses for a Jamestown College education are very comparable to a state institution like NDSU or Valley City. Also, the class sizes at Jamestown College allow the students to get to know they professors and not be just a number. When I attended NDSU, I had 6 classes my first 2 years where there were 200+ students in one class and I was just a number. 2 of those 6 classes had 500+.
Congratulations s to Jamestown College on this amazing gift. I seriously hope they continue with their tradition of success!!
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I agree with Farley above! I just graduated from there and my debt is cheaper than if I would have went to NDSU… Tuition at JC is only 22,000 right now and they give you a scholarship of SOME kind every year! Also, the campus keeps growing, not declining. Yes, it is more expensive than a community college or a huge public school, but it is worth the classes, especially the size! My teachers knew me by name, and would take extra time to help me, the class size never exceeded more than 25 and I have had classes as big as 7 (those were my favorite!). JAMESTOWN COLLEGE IS A GREAT CHOICE!
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Katie, I know you love Jamestown and that’s great, but $22,000 for tuition is a ridiculous amount for Jamestown College to charge. Don’t you think that if everyone is getting “SOME” type of scholarship, they don’t need to charge that much? They’re just artificially inflating the numbers for status. That’s pathetic.
Secondly, I don’t usually ever agree with Fred Brown about anything, because he’s a terrible negative voice here, but he’s definitely right. NDSU grads are the better hire. Jamestown College isn’t a real private college, most of their professors don’t even have their doctorate. Don’t kid yourself, North Dakota has great public universities. You can’t argue with that so don’t even bother.
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Being large classes at NDSU certainly didn’t hurt me any. Remember, even if they do graduate from JC, they are still going to have to move to Fargo to find a job.
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That may be true, but, if an NDSU alum and a JC alum go up together for the same job and have had the same grades, it is more likely than none the JC alum is going to get the job… It is a proven fact that jobs prefer people with private educations…
Katie, I live in Fargo. I can tell you for a fact that employers will take an NDSU grad over a JC grad any day.
NDSU grads have already put down roots in Fargo and employers know they will stay. Another factor is a Liberal Arts degree isn’t exactly a hot commodity now days.
I will grant you though that a lot of JC grads do get jobs in Fargo, but that’s because Fargo is growing by leaps and bounds and we always need more employees.
I think you need to get some of your opinions straight. JC professors are actually extremely well educated. Take a look online to see, they have very very outstanding credentials, and unlike you say, almost all have a PhD. What is your reasoning behind an NDSU grad being a better hire? If you had two people that were dead even with interviews why would an NDSU student get the job over a JC student.
I figured you would have said they would hire a JC student before a NDSU student because they think that since they come from Jamestown they would definetely not be going back to Jamestown, “WHAT IS THERE TO GO BACK TO” according to you at least. Like I said to David why would an NDSU student be sooooooooo much better than a JC student.
Yes JC may be a little more expensive than NDSU or UND but like others have said class size is uncomparable to NDSU and UND. JC has 1000 students from 31 states and 13 countries so obviously they are doing something right. NDSU has over 26000 students. According to the two colleges JC has 14:1 and NDSU has 18:1. Fred leave jamestown alone.
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An NDSU grad will get the job, as would any public university student, because study at NDSU is much more rigorous than at Jamestown College. I know JC very very well. I know NDSU and UND very well, too. I’m not speaking on assumptions.
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Not everybody is on the government teet Fred.
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The Junior College is the best thing going in Jamestown.
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Katie, Maybe if they are a graduate of Yale, Harvard, Princeton, etc. I highly doubt that a degree from JC carries much weight. “Jobs” around here don’t care where you got your degree. Don’t believe everything the JC admissions office tells you.
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when was the last time NDSU was in the top 10 of a U.S. News & World Report ranking? I know when JC was (this year), but I don’t recall when NDSU was.
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What JC needs is a donor to give some cash to the football program so they can attempt to compete with VCSU. Go Vikings!!
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