50-50 College List Highlights: Simmons College, Truman University, and Millsaps College

When looking up information for the 50-50 College Profiles, I’m always impressed with the variety of programs and opportunities available if you just take a little time to look. So I’ve decided to do a quick summary of the highlights of the schools I reviewed this week.

Duquesne in Pennsylvania offers a five-year Bachelor/Masters in Social and Public Policy. Through its Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, students can get a certificate or Masters in Forensic Science and Law, a certificate in forensic nursing, or a Master of Science in Nursing on the forensic track. Watch out for costs, however, 16% of freshman had non-federal students loans with an average of over $11,000.

Simmons College is a women’s college in Boston. It offers a 3-1 program for a Bachelors and Masters in Social Work, Library Information Science, or Public Policy depending on your undergraduate major. The Center for the Study of Children’s Literature offers a Masters in Children’s Literature. Unfortunately, 21% of freshman have non-federal loans for an average of over $16,000.

Bluffton University in Ohio offers three-year degree programs in Business Administration, Economics, Information Technology, Marketing, Music, English, History, Art, Spanish, and Writing.

Truman University in Missouri is a public Liberal Arts College with a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter. As part of their capstone project, students compile a Liberal Arts Portfolio. The TruScholars Program provides full-time summer research opportunities for up to 25 undergraduates. The total cost of attendance for out-of-state students is less than $25,000.

Millsaps College in Mississippi has its own Biocultural Reserve in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Its pre-health programs include a Medical Mentoring Program and summer research fellowships. You can get a five-year MBA even if you don’t major in business as an undergraduate but go through the Major Plus program. The Heritage Program covers the history of ideas that have shaped the world over two semesters and counts for four courses.

All of these schools accept at least 50% of their applicants and have at least a 50% graduation rate. You can get a list of 50-50 college here. You can start your own college search with the DIY College Rankings College Search Spreadsheet.


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