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    also the idea that degrees are less useful than ever is nonsense. More and more of the economy is based around advanced technology.

    The problem is that that hasn't panned out in wages, because more and more of the economy is controlled by fewer and fewer organizations. Big businesses are price setters for wages in many fields.

    While we're ragging on history minors, its worth nothing that history and philosophy both pay better than a business degree, because they actually learn how to write, do research, and think. That doesn't happen with business degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bison bison View Post
    Like some of your ideas, not all.

    We don't need 6 different tech institutions with separate administration. We need one with multiple campuses.
    Agreed.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by reformedUNDfan View Post
    also the idea that degrees are less useful than ever is nonsense. More and more of the economy is based around advanced technology.

    The problem is that that hasn't panned out in wages, because more and more of the economy is controlled by fewer and fewer organizations. Big businesses are price setters for wages in many fields.

    While we're ragging on history minors, its worth nothing that history and philosophy both pay better than a business degree, because they actually learn how to write, do research, and think. That doesn't happen with business degrees.
    I have a Speech Communication degree and have worked in the tech industry for years. My last job was a medical software company that required a degree.
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    Crazy.

    My three year already knows how to talk. Buy her a NDSU sweatshirt and she'll be good to go
    ...of course, I could be wrong. (I'm not, but whatever.)

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    My current job is with medical software and a college degree (in any subject) was one of the requirements. I only used my teaching degree at NDSU for a few years and decided that wasn't the career for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bison 4 Life View Post
    I have a Speech Communication degree and have worked in the tech industry for years. My last job was a medical software company that required a degree.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    When do we see actual enrollment numbers? Have those been released yet?
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    Bresicani building more dorms on campus is definitely a gamble. I believe enrollment at brick and mortar universities has topped out considering the declining birth rate and the increase in online degrees. Even if there is some consolidation with smaller higher ed campuses closing down, I don't think that will move the enrollment needle much.

    My son is a freshman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis this year and when I went to his plebe summer "graduation", I was surprised at the lack of the modernization of the infrastructure to the campus. There was a lot of narrow two lane streets. I came to the realization that what they have serves its purpose and has for 100+ years. Their total enrollment is always going to be in the 4,500-5000 with each new class always in the 1,200 range.

    My point being that 15,000 students at NDSU could very well be the top and staying there could be a challenge. I hope that the idea behind NDSU's new buildings is to make them more energy efficient and techno friendly so that we can continue to attract the dwindling enrollment pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BisonCardinal View Post
    Bresicani building more dorms on campus is definitely a gamble. I believe enrollment at brick and mortar universities has topped out considering the declining birth rate and the increase in online degrees. Even if there is some consolidation with smaller higher ed campuses closing down, I don't think that will move the enrollment needle much.

    My son is a freshman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis this year and when I went to his plebe summer "graduation", I was surprised at the lack of the modernization of the infrastructure to the campus. There was a lot of narrow two lane streets. I came to the realization that what they have serves its purpose and has for 100+ years. Their total enrollment is always going to be in the 4,500-5000 with each new class always in the 1,200 range.

    My point being that 15,000 students at NDSU could very well be the top and staying there could be a challenge. I hope that the idea behind NDSU's new buildings is to make them more energy efficient and techno friendly so that we can continue to attract the dwindling enrollment pool.
    Also to build up enough inventory so that the older-style dorms can be torn down eventually. Building so many dorms of the same style back in the 60s-70s has created something of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BisonCardinal View Post
    Bresicani building more dorms on campus is definitely a gamble. I believe enrollment at brick and mortar universities has topped out considering the declining birth rate and the increase in online degrees. Even if there is some consolidation with smaller higher ed campuses closing down, I don't think that will move the enrollment needle much.

    My son is a freshman at the Naval Academy in Annapolis this year and when I went to his plebe summer "graduation", I was surprised at the lack of the modernization of the infrastructure to the campus. There was a lot of narrow two lane streets. I came to the realization that what they have serves its purpose and has for 100+ years. Their total enrollment is always going to be in the 4,500-5000 with each new class always in the 1,200 range.

    My point being that 15,000 students at NDSU could very well be the top and staying there could be a challenge. I hope that the idea behind NDSU's new buildings is to make them more energy efficient and techno friendly so that we can continue to attract the dwindling enrollment pool.
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    As much as I enjoyed living in Reed hall twenty years ago, today's tit baby freshmen don't want communal bathrooms.
    ...of course, I could be wrong. (I'm not, but whatever.)

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