Book Title: A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs (Volume 1)
Publisher: Public University Press
Author: John Willingham
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A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs is the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of leading public university honors programs. The fifty honors colleges and programs are (1) within state universities that rank in the top 75 in the 2012 U.S. News rankings; (2) or within state universities that are members of the prestigious Association of American Universities; or (3) have already gained significant recognition as leaders in honors education. The book has 58 charts, including one that summarizes all the data for each program. The individual charts follow a narrative (900-1400 words) about each program. Other charts show comparisons of all 50 programs. Programs are evaluated for overall excellence and for honors-specific components, such as honors curriculum; prestigious awards (Rhodes, Truman, and Goldwater); retention and graduation rates; honors residence halls; study-abroad programs; and priority registration for honors students. Each program is also assessed for the value-added impact it has on the university as a whole--that is, does the honors program rank significantly higher than the university of which it is a part? In addition, programs are ranked according to the range of their minimum SAT/ACT and high school GPA entrance requirements. Another ranking group includes programs in schools that have a primary focus on engineering. University programs reviewed are Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Binghamton, Clemson, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stony Brook, Texas A&M, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University at Buffalo, UT Austin, Vermont, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Washington, Washington State, and Wisconsin.