How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?

The worth of a Rhode Island college degreePast research from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project has shown the power of a college education to both promote upward mobility and prevent downward mobility.

In the wake of the Great Recession, however, many have questioned whether the advantageous market situation of college graduates has suffered under the pressure of the economic downturn.

This report, How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford?, explores whether recent college graduates weathered the recession more successfully than less-educated groups. Using data from the 2003–2011 Current Population Survey for 21- through 24-year-olds, it reveals that a four-year college degree helped shield recent graduates from a range of poor outcomes during the Great Recession, including unemployment, low-skill jobs, and lesser wages.

Key Findings

  • Although all 21–24-year-olds experienced declines in employment and wages during the recession, the decline was considerably more severe for those with only high school or associate degrees.
  • The comparatively high employment rate of recent college graduates was not driven by a sharp increase in those settling for lesser jobs or lower wages.
  • The share of non-working graduates seeking further education did not change markedly during the recession.
  • Out-of-work college graduates were able to find jobs during the downturn with more success than their less-educated counterparts.

The findings show a real deterioration over the course of the recession in the market position of recent college graduates.  However, these effects were quite small when compared with those experienced by high school and associate degree-holders.

 

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NEIT trades-program students may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

rhode_island-college_scholorships-neitNew England Tech students enrolled in a skilled trade program may qualify for the mikeroweWORKS Scholarship

(Yes, that Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs fame)

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Bermuda Provides Five Scholarships to New EnglandTech Students.

In collaboration with the National Training Board, the Ministry of Public Works is providing sponsorship to five students to attend the New England Institute of Technology.

The students are:

  • Dornielle Farrell – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Sergio Richardson – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Jonte Smith – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Ricardo Dias – Associates Program in Body and Paint Technology
  • Dajon Carey – Bachelors Program Service Management Technology

Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz recently greeted the students at the L.F. International Airport before they departed for the New England Institute of Technology.

Bermuda students train at Rhode Island automotive school at New England Tech

“It gives me great pleasure to officially launch a new technical education initiative that is aimed at promoting a sustainable workforce. Our Senior Management team has worked tirelessly to assess the current employee complement within the Ministry of Public Works Operations and Engineering,” Minister Moniz said.

He continued: “The demand for certified professionals today is unprecedented. It is the intent of the National Training Board and the Department of Public Works through this partnership, to continue to emphasize the importance of qualifications and certifications as a way to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competency.

“It is also a way to allow for the continuance of operations for generations with individuals who are professional, proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

“We are grateful for the relationship that we have with the New England Institute of Technology through the NTB to allow a consistent approach in the development of local talent. Thank you for assisting us in building a stronger and more sustainable Bermuda,” the Minister concluded.proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

A statement issued by the PLP said they were “pleased to note that the OBA government has continued with this initiative started under our government.

“We are confident that these young gentlemen will benefit greatly from the opportunity to train at the New England Institute of Technology,” the PLP said.

“This programme, in collaboration with the National Training Board, offers students access to opportunities to gain technical education certifications and return to Bermuda qualified and able to enter the workforce.”

Shadow Minister of Public Works Derrick Burgess said: “I am very pleased that these young gentlemen have headed off to further their education and develop skillsets that will enable them to return to Bermuda, qualified and ready to get to work. We are proud that this relationship was started under a PLP Government and we note the fact that the OBA Government has endorsed the value of this program by continuing it.”

Bermuda automotive and auto body students train at Rhode Island's NEIT“The PLP congratulates these gentlemen on taking this next step in their education, and wishes them well in their studies and career development,” Mr Burgess concluded.

Join New England Tech for our Tech Nite Open House on February 5th 2013

New England Tech college open house - February 2013

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Join New England Tech for an Open House Tech Nite on February 5, 2013.

Tour our campus, meet with the faculty that will be getting you ready for a new career.

Admissions and Financial Aid Officers will be here to answer all your questions.

New England Tech Welcomes Sawyer School and Sanford-Brown Institute Students

New England Institute of Technology Reaches Out to  Students of Rhode Island’s Sawyer Schools and Sanford-Brown Institute

New England Tech welcomes Sanford-Brown & Sawyer studentsSince 1940, New England Institute of Technology has met the challenge of preparing its graduates to enter an increasingly competitive workplace.   With the recent closings of the Sawyer Schools of Rhode Island and Connecticut and Sanford-Brown Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) stands ready to assist students in completing their education at New England Tech, announced Seth Kurn, Executive Vice President at NEIT.

With its main campus in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and two campuses in Warwick, Rhode Island – New England Tech offers more than 35 associate, bachelor, and master degree programs in a wide range of technical and professional fields.  NEIT offers its students up-to-date, hands-on technical training combined with an integrated liberal arts core.  Working closely with industry and business leaders, New England Tech’s programs reflect the most current trends in technology as is evident in NEIT’s high tech laboratories and classrooms.

For information on course and transfer options, call our Admissions Department 800-736-7744, or visit us on February 5th for our Open House <click 4 info 

Tuition Freeze Extended for New Students Starting Classes in Winter 2013

New England Tech - Rhode Island college freezes tuition

Students enrolling before January 7, 2013 for classes starting January 2013 will have no increase in tuition* and fees set at the time of your enrollment throughout your entire degree programs (including bachelor’s degrees) while in continuous enrollment at New England Institute of Technology.

*Contact our Admissions Department for more information: 401-467-7744 | NEITadmissions@neit.edu | www.neit.edu

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New England Tech is making college affordable with Tuition Freeze.

Take advantage of New England Tech's Tuition Freeze before Dec. 31st, 2012.

Check Out What Employers Are Saying About New England Tech Grads

New England Tech - Where New England HiresCheck out what employers are saying about New England Tech Grads:

 “Of all the local schools in RI, New England Tech has been the most responsive when it comes to recruiting students and alumni.”
American Ring Co., Inc.

“The trend for NEIT grads is still positive relative to finding jobs.  A great school with great results!”
Jeffrey Tracey, Manager, IBM

“We have had a great deal of success using NEIT grads to staff our organization. Fully one-third of NetCenergy employees are graduates of or current students at NEIT.”
Don Nokes, Present, NetCenergy

“We have been very impressed with the quality of the applicants that you have forwarded to us here at Astro.  In fact, we had hired six previously who continue to work out well and have also hired two more in the past week.
Mike Fanning, Astro of New England LLC.

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New England Tech Professor Takes the Plunge for Special Olympics

New England Tech Professor Takes the Plunge for Rhode Island Special Olympics

Robin and MikeCongratulations to Robin Schutt, Professor and Department Chair for the Humanities and Social Sciences department, for being selected as excelsior for the 37th Annual Rhode Island Penguin Plunge (01/01/2013) sponsored by Special Olympics RI. 

Robin was selected based on her commitment to this very worthy organization along with her last year’s donations. She will share her new responsibilities with fellow excelsior, Mike Horan.  In this role, Robin and Mike will work with Tracy Garabedian, Special Olympics RI’s events coordinator, to plan this year’s plunge.

As an excelsior, Robin, along with Mike, will wear the traditional red bow-tie and white bathrobe prior to the plunge. Then at plunge time, they will lead the brave crowd into the water!  The plunge was originally located in Jamestown, RI, but it has been moved to Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett, RI (the old Sand Hill Cove).

Dawn Edmonson, Assistant Professor in the Architectural/Building Engineering Rhode Island Penguin PlungeTechnology program at NEIT has also donated her time and expertise to work with Robin on designing the logo for the 2013 plunge. The logo was used on all the sweatshirts, t-shirts, pins, and hats as well as billboards and advertisements promoting this great event.

Great job Robin & Dawn with this most worthy cause!

New England Tech Freezes Tuition

New England Tech Freezes Tuition for the 30th Consecutive Year

New England Tech freezes tuition 2012-2013Seth Kurn, Executive Vice President at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced today that for the 30th consecutive year, the college is offering a tuition freeze to all individuals who enroll by December 31, 2012.

Already having the lowest tuition of any private college in Rhode Island, New England Tech is continuing its tradition of providing high quality hands-on technical education at the most reasonable tuition.  Individuals who enroll in any one of the college’s associate or bachelor degree programs and remains continuously enrolled in their chosen program until graduation, will have their tuition frozen for their entire course of study at NEIT.

The college offers more than 35 Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degree programs at its three Rhode Island campuses. These programs offer a hands-on approach to learning in a myriad of technical and professional fields each coupled with a liberal arts core.

As Kurn stated, “Tuition freeze programs are certainly not new to New England Tech.  By being exempt from any tuition increase, students will not only save money in these hard economic times, but they can better plan for financing their education. Student success is of utmost importance at New England Tech so assisting students with their financial needs is one way to help them stay on the path to graduation.”

For more information on NEIT’s tuition freeze as well as the numerous degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students. NEIT is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.