Choosing St. John's Liberal Education Value and Affordability

College Rankings and Good Judgment

Now is the time of year when various media outlets traditionally release college rankings. St. John’s College has long opposed the very notion of a single-scale college ranking. We believe that the intrinsic diversity and individual character of our nation’s colleges and universities cannot, and therefore should not, be reduced to a single scale. Doing so gives prospective students […]

Choosing St. John's Liberal Education Value and Affordability

The cost of higher education? Not what you think!

Here is an insightful article about something that is not well known to the general public. The cost of higher education has not risen significantly in the past two decades!   When compared to the increases in many consumer commodities over the same period, a college education continues to be a sound investment. […]

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Choosing St. John’s

Another academic year is coming to an end, and at St. John’s, as at every other college and university in the nation, commencement time is quickly approaching. Commencement is a bittersweet occasion. A way of life is coming to an end, an academic cohort is disbanding, good friends and classmates scattering to the four winds. […]

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I Love Numbers

The day after the Super Bowl, I read in our local newspaper that the Naval Academy ordered 4,500 pizzas for its 4,000 Midshipmen on Super Bowl Sunday—3,000 from Papa John’s and another 1,500 from Ledo’s. Massive! Then it turned out that Papa John’s provided no less than 25,000 pizzas to football lovers across Anne Arundel […]

Choosing St. John's Value and Affordability

Why the World Needs St. John’s College (Part III)

The first post in this series argued that the world needs St. John’s College for its graduates—well-grounded people who are fully capable of adapting to and mastering changing conditions because they are self-reliant in the highest degree. The second post highlighted several of our graduates, and described the wide diversity of lives they have cultivated […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! The Blessings of Fruitful Fields, Healthful Skies, and Liberal Learning

At the approach of our national Thanksgiving holiday, I wish to express the thanks of the entire College Community to our alumni and friends, our students, faculty and staff, for their generous support of this College and for their confidence in this endeavor. This year is the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving […]