Nontraditional Universities and U.S. News

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by sanantone, May 26, 2023.

  1. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    There are supposed to be some drastic changes to the methodology for the 2024 rankings, but I noticed that a lot of regional and nontraditional universities crossed over into the National Universities category for the 2022-2023 year. Here are some notable ones I saw.

    Keiser University - 219
    Nova Southeastern University - 219
    Pace University - 234
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania - 250
    Alliant International University - 331-440
    Capitol Technology University - 331-440
    Colorado Technical University - 331-440
    Grand Canyon University - 331-440
    Liberty University - 331-440
    National Louis University - 331-440
    Purdue University Global - 331-440
    South College - 331-440
    University of Phoenix - 331-440
    University of the Cumberlands 331-440
    University of Massachusetts Global - Unranked
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  2. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    Notable Schools in the West

    University of Advancing Technology
    Art Institute of Houston
    South Texas College (this is a community college)

    Notable Schools in the South

    Herzing University (former for-profit)
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  3. Asymptote

    Asymptote Active Member

    Why is Pace “non-traditional”?
  4. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    It started off as a for-profit accounting school with multiple locations around the country. It didn't really become traditional until the last part of the 20th century.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It surprise my Keiser University is moving up ranking properly the result after acquiring Northwood University to have it main campus in West Palm Beach, Florida.

  6. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Yes . . . It is nice to see them move up.

    I am finishing my DBA with Keiser and from the very start until now, I am glad I chose them.

    Very student centric organization, and excellent helpful Dissertation Committee.

    They did leap into a higher category of a university when they acquired the Northwood campus and the sports teams.
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  7. imbanewbie

    imbanewbie New Member

    I am surprise that Warden and Capella university are not on the list.
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    But I bet Hurfurd is.
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  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I keep thinking there should be a "t" in "Keiser."
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Rightly so.
  11. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    I get it. I think there should be a R in Colonel.

    Colonel Sanders. Colonel Klink…….all the greats.

    I haven’t figured out the reasoning behind that spelling and pronunciation.
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  12. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    That's the reality of many English words. They derive from Greek, French, Latin, etc.
  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Here it is: We got it from 16th C. French and it had an "r" there, which they later changed to "l." We kept the "r"in the pronunciation when we changed the spelling to "l". The French didn't. See below.

    Google: “Colonel” came to English from the mid-16th-century French word coronelle, meaning commander of a regiment, or column, of soldiers. By the mid-17th century, the spelling and French pronunciation had changed to colonnel. The English spelling also changed, and the pronunciation was shortened to two syllables.
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  14. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Similar reasoning as to why the British and American pronunciations of Lieutenant are so different.
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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Pretty much. By Google, from the Guardian:

    "Over time the word "locum" (place -J.) evolved into the French word "lieu", which is pronounced in French as it is spelled. It is possible that when the English heard the French pronounce the compound word lieutenant, they perceived a slurring which they heard as a "v" or "f" sound between the first and second syllables."
  16. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    They salute funny, too.
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I worked for Keiser University nearly twenty years ago.
    Holup... "lieutenant" means "placeholder"?
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  18. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Exactamente, señor. Google: "The word comes from the French lieu (place) and tenant (holder). The Lieutenant then is one who holds the place of another. Since he took the place of a senior officer the Lieutenant ranked next to that person and was his deputy."

    It's exactly the same as when your doctor goes on holiday - or maternity leave, as mine did, recently. (Again, congratulations, K.)
    A "locum" - another doctor, replaces them. That's for "locum tenens" - place holder in Latin -- from which phrase the French "lieu tenant" is derived.

    Latin class was good for a WHOLE LOT of things... and I can still remember most of them. :) French class was great too -- and learning Latin along with it made it even better! It was kind of like "language engineering." You got to SEE how everything WORKED.
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  19. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    ...and how the parts were made - and how they fit together. :) Like an IKEA assembly manual. Kan du läsa svenska?
  20. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yes. He/she fills in for the captain. Been all three.
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