Salt Lake City, February 13, 2013 – In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated, “My administration will release a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria — where you can get the most bang for your educational buck.” Utah’s Neumont University couldn’t agree more.
Neumont University’s President Edward H. Levine, has long been an advocate of measuring universities on student outcomes and return on tuition investment, not research and athletic programs. “A college education is one of the most substantial investments a family will make, and universities have an obligation to weigh the cost of tuition against the expected earnings of their graduates. At Neumont University, our student loan default rate is low, graduation rates are high, and our graduates are employed in their field of study. What’s more, we have not raised tuition for five consecutive years. We are proud to be a nimble educator where student outcomes are a priority.”
Over the past three years, companies ranging from local technology firms to industry giants like Microsoft and IBM have been competing to hire Neumont’s graduates.
Laura Parson, Neumont’s Director of University Relations says, “A focus on relevant education and graduate outcomes has consistently been a cornerstone of the Neumont approach. Neumont works with industry leaders to build a curriculum designed around the education and skills that are in high demand.”
Michael Ziminsky, age 20, was aggressively pursued by some of Neumont’s top employer partners and received multiple offers with generous compensation packages before he accepted an offer as a Software Engineer at TripAdvisor. He has said of his education, “The real world project experience I have gained from Neumont’s classes and Enterprise Projects has been invaluable throughout the interviewing process - my transition into the workforce will be nearly seamless.
ABOUT NEUMONT UNIVERSITY
Neumont University has long been praised by industry leaders like Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM and even the Department of Education for its innovative, paradigm-shifting approach to computer science education. Neumont has re-engineered the traditional four-year college degree into an intense, 2.5 to 3.0 year course of study where students are enrolled year-round in a full-time schedule that replicates the work environment – with no summers off.
Neumont University offers the following programs with a focus on digital science:
From day one, students are immersed in a rigorous, project-based curriculum and complete up to three quarters of Enterprise Projects, a sequence of mandatory team-based development projects with real deadlines for employers like IBM, Nike, and Bosch. .
Neumont graduates work for a wide variety of companies including Google, IBM, MSNBC, Microsoft, Nike, Bosch, Johnson and Johnson, and TripAdvisor.