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  • http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_fsu.asp
  • http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhmcensus1.html
  • Key is to note that this is JUST tuition and fees not room & board, books, etc. http://www.collegeboard.com/student/pay/add-it-up/4494.html
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  • Millionaire College Knowledge Game

    1. 1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? College Edition
    2. 2. Freshmen Ready to Play?
    3. 3. #1 Where did President Barack Obama receive his undergraduate degree?A: Columbia B: YaleC: Howard D: University of Illinois
    4. 4. A. Columbia
    5. 5. Columbia Obama is the first attendee of Columbia University and the first graduate of any Columbia school to occupy the Oval Office. He is the second Columbia alumnus to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
    6. 6. #2 What is the average annual income of a person with a bachelor’s degree?A: $35,250 B: $47,422C: $50,500 D: $18,000
    7. 7. B. $47,422
    8. 8. Salary Salaries vary widely, depending on your occupation and where you reside. In Muskegon County, the average annual income of a person with a bachelor’s degree is $44,480.00.
    9. 9. #3 Colleges look at your transcripts starting at what grade?A: 8th grade B: 11th gradeC: 10th grade D: 9th grade
    10. 10. D. 9th grade
    11. 11. Transcripts Colleges look at your transcripts beginning your freshman year of high school. They assess the classes you have taken and your grade point average during your four years of school. This is one of the main ways schools evaluate who they will accept into their school. Colleges reserve the right to revoke scholarship funding if a student gets a bad case of “senioritis.”
    12. 12. #4 What is Ferris State University’s mascot?A: Wolverine B: ChippewaC: Bronco D: Bulldog
    13. 13. D. Bulldog
    14. 14. Brutus the Bulldog Ferris State University’s mascot is “Brutus the Bulldog.” Before that, the teams were called the "Spartans" by student papers and "Ferrisites" by the Big Rapids Pioneer. Pioneer sports columnist "Jap" Williams, first named the Bulldogs. It was in the 1930-31 basketball season.
    15. 15. #5 One major that allows you to study human behavior is:A: Psychology B: EducationC: Business D: Ethnic studies
    16. 16. A. Psychology
    17. 17. Psychology Psychology is the study of the human mind and behavior. It seeks to understand and explain human thought, emotion, and behavior. Psychology is used to help individuals, groups, families, and communities to have a quality life.
    18. 18. #6 Most colleges prefer a minimum of two years of which subject?A: Science B: Foreign languageC: Social sciences D: All of the above
    19. 19. D. All of the above
    20. 20. Preferred classes Most colleges prefer four years of English, three to four years of math, three years of science, and three years of social sciences. The preferred entrance requirements of a college are NOT the mandatory graduation requirements in Michigan.
    21. 21. #7 In the 2008-09 school year, the most popular major declared by American students was:A: Elementary education B: CommunicationC: Business D: Psychology
    22. 22. C. Business
    23. 23. Business Degree Why is business such a popular degree? Majoring in business prepares you to work in a variety of settings including business, government, and nonprofit. Most students who graduate with a business degree go to work immediately after graduation in jobs such as:  Entry-level manager  Human resources specialist  Assistant product manager  Market researcher  Public relations representative  Systems analyst  Securities salesperson  Financial analyst
    24. 24. #8 You need to decide on a major before you can choose a college.A: True B: False
    25. 25. B. False
    26. 26. Career Choices College is a time to explore. Many students discover their ideal field while taking a course they didn’t expect to like. If you aren’t ready to decide on a major, choose a college that allows you to keep your options open.
    27. 27. #9 How many U.S. students graduated high school in 2010?A: 6 million B: 1.9 millionC: 4.5 million D: 2.9 million
    28. 28. D. 2.9 million
    29. 29. High School Graduates Approximately 2.94 million U.S. students graduate from more than 27,000 high schools each year. Many go on to college.
    30. 30. #10 Which degree is granted by a college after two years of completed work?A: Associate B: Master’sC: Bachelor’s D: Doctorate
    31. 31. A. Associate
    32. 32. Associate Degree  An associate degree is granted by a college after the satisfactory completion of a two-year, full-time program of study or its part-time equivalent.  Students can earn an associate of arts (AA) or science (AS).  Students can earn an associate of applied science, awarded upon completion of a technical or vocational program of study.
    33. 33. #11 Muskegon Opportunity is working with schools and students to do what?A: Increase college-going B: Help Muskegon County culture in Muskegon students graduate from County high schoolC: Help students attain D: All of the above some form of post- secondary education
    34. 34. D. All of the above
    35. 35. Muskegon Opportunity Muskegon Opportunity intends to develop a support system to help the students of Muskegon County access and persist in a post-secondary education or career training. Our program will strive to assure that every graduating high-school student is afforded the opportunity to acquire the education and skills required of todays workforce.
    36. 36. Great Job!!!!Thank you for playing!
    37. 37. Sophomores Ready to Play?
    38. 38. #12 The first college established for African-American students was:A: Howard University B: Lincoln University North Carolina CentralC: Spellman College D: University
    39. 39. B. Lincoln University
    40. 40. Historically Black Colleges  The first college established for African-American students was the Ashmun Institute on April 29, 1854. It was named after Jehudi Ashmun (1794- 1828) an American minister who helped establish Liberia.  In 1866, Ashmun Institute was renamed Lincoln University.  Today, there are 105 historically black colleges in the United States.
    41. 41. #13 People who have received a bachelor’s degree earn how much more than those with only a high school diploma?A: 30% more B: 80% moreC: The same D: 60% more
    42. 42. B. 80% more
    43. 43. Money, Money, Money Nationally, bachelor’s degree recipients earn 81 percent more on average than those with only a high school diploma. College is an investment that pays off. Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between individuals with a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree is almost $1,000,000.
    44. 44. #14 Why is volunteer work beneficial for getting into college?A: Gain valuable life skills B: Fulfill academic credits Send the right signal to aC: D: All of the above college
    45. 45. D. All of the above!
    46. 46. Volunteering! Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know that it can have many benefits for you, too? You may have heard that volunteering helps you get into college, but keep in mind colleges are not just looking for a list of organizations and dates. Colleges want to see a complete picture of you and real examples of your commitment, dedication, and interests.
    47. 47. #15 How long does it take the average student to graduate from college?A: 6 years B: 3 yearsC: 5 years D: 4 years
    48. 48. A. 6 years
    49. 49. Four, Five, or Six? Less than 35 percent of students at four-year colleges actually get their degree in four years. According to a study done in 2006 by the National Center for Education Statistics, about 56 percent get their bachelor’s degree in six years.
    50. 50. #16 In 2010, the number ofAfrican-American students enrolled in college was: A: 2.9 million B: 5 million C: 1.3 million D: 1.7 million
    51. 51. A. 2.9 million
    52. 52. Increase in African-American andHispanic Student Enrollment Increasing numbers and percentages of African American and Hispanic students are attending college. Since 1990, the number of African American students enrolled in college has increased by 1.7 million. The percentage of students who were Hispanic rose from 9.5 to 11.4 percent.
    53. 53. #17 Ninety percent of teens want to go to college, regardless of their income.A: True B: False
    54. 54. A. True
    55. 55. College Access Most students see college as the door to opportunities to get a great career, improve their quality of life, and be independent. It is important to dream and prepare for college.
    56. 56. #18 A lot of extracurricular activities will make up for poor grades.A: True B: False
    57. 57. B. False
    58. 58. Extracurricular Activities Although colleges consider extracurricular activities such as athletics, student government, and the arts when they review an application, they assess academic performance first. Lots of extracurricular activities are great, but focus on academics first.
    59. 59. #19 What is the largest college in Michigan?A: University of Michigan B: Grand Valley State University Michigan StateC: D: Wayne State University University
    60. 60. C. Michigan State University
    61. 61. Michigan State University MSU is the largest of Michigan’s top colleges and universities and also the seventh largest university in the nation. It was established in 1855 and has the largest study abroad program in the country with campuses on every continent.
    62. 62. #20 What is a potential benefit of starting at a community college? Save thousands of dollarsA: in tuition. B: Have smaller class sizes.C: Complete your general D: All of the above. education credits.
    63. 63. D. All of the above
    64. 64. Community College Starting your college career at a community college can have many benefits. You can save thousands of dollars in tuition fees while you complete your general education credits. If you elect to go to a community college first, be sure to check with their admissions office or your advisor to ensure your credits will transfer to the four year institution of your choice. Community colleges provide the opportunity for more personalized attention from professors and smaller class sizes.
    65. 65. #21 Which celebrity attended the University of Michigan before she became a famous singer?A: Madonna B: BeyonceC: Carrie Underwood D: Aaliyah
    66. 66. A. Madonna
    67. 67. Madonna Madonna was born in Bay City, Michigan. After graduating from high school, she received a dance scholarship from the University of Michigan.
    68. 68. #22 Which year of high school do you take the PLAN Test?A: Sophomore B: FreshmanC: Senior D: Junior
    69. 69. A. Sophomore
    70. 70. PLAN Test The PLAN Test is the ACTs College Readiness Test for 10th graders. ACT’s PLAN Program helps 10th graders build a solid foundation for future academic and career success. PLAN is an indicator of your possible score on the ACT
    71. 71. #23 Albion College’s motto is:A: Truth and Justice B: Let there be LightC: Carpe Diem D: Truth and Power
    72. 72. B. Let There be Light
    73. 73. Albion College Albion College’s motto is Lux Fiat “Let There Be Light.” Albion College is a private liberal arts college located in Albion, MI.
    74. 74. #24 The first college to grant bachelor’s degree to women was:A: University of Michigan B: Stanford UniversityC: Oberlin College D: Mills Women’s College
    75. 75. C. Oberlin College
    76. 76. First College To Accept Women In 1814, Oberlin College became the first college to grant degrees to women. In 1862, it also became the first college to grant a bachelor’s degree to an African-American woman.
    77. 77. #25 Muskegon Opportunity is working with schools and students to do what?A: Increase college-going B: Help Muskegon County culture in Muskegon students graduate from County high schoolC: Help students attain D: All of the above some form of post- secondary education
    78. 78. D. All of the above
    79. 79. Muskegon Opportunity Muskegon Opportunity intends to develop a support system to help the students of Muskegon County access and persist in a post-secondary education or career training. Our program will strive to assure that every graduating high-school student is afforded the opportunity to acquire the education and skills required of todays workforce.
    80. 80. Great Job!!!!Thank you for playing!
    81. 81. Juniors Ready to Play?
    82. 82. #26 The ACT has sections on which of the following? Reading, math, and English, math, andA: B: science writing English, math, reading, English, math, andC: D: and science reading
    83. 83. C. English, math, reading, and science
    84. 84. The ACT The ACT tests students’ knowledge of subjects that are necessary for college success: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT assesses the skills that students learned in high school.
    85. 85. #27 In the 2009-2010 school year, the most popular major declared by American students was:A: Elementary education B: CommunicationC: Business D: Psychology
    86. 86. C. Business
    87. 87. Business Degree Majoring in business prepares you to work in a variety of settings including business, government, and nonprofit. Most students who graduate with a business degree go to work immediately after graduation in jobs such as:  Entry-level manager  Human resources specialist  Assistant product manager  Market researcher  Public relations representative  Systems analyst  Securities salesperson  Financial analyst
    88. 88. #28What is the average price for tuition and fees a yearat a public university (excluding room and board)?A: $18,525 B: $25,000C: $8,244.00 D: $7,500
    89. 89. C. $8,244.00
    90. 90. Total Cost• In 2011-12, public four-year colleges charge, on average, $8,244 in tuition and fees for in-state students. The average surcharge for full-time out- of-state students at these institutions is $12,526.• Private nonprofit four-year colleges charge, on average, $28,500 per year in tuition and fees.• Public two-year colleges charge, on average, $2,963 per year in tuition and fees.
    91. 91. #29 What was the approximate number of Associate, Bachelor and Master level degrees granted in the United States in 2009?A: 6 million B: 1.5 millionC: 3 million D: 2 million
    92. 92. C. 3 million
    93. 93. Number of Granted Degrees There are more than 4,000 accredited colleges and universities in the United States, which enroll more than 15 million students and grant more than 3 million degrees a year. In 2009, a combined total of 3,045,477 Associate, Bachelor and Master level degrees were granted.
    94. 94. #30 Which Michigan colleges are private intuitions?A: Aquinas College B: Calvin College Baker College ofC: All of the Above D: Muskegon
    95. 95. C. All the Above
    96. 96. Private Post Secondary Institutions A private college is an independent school that sets its own policies and goals and is privately funded. Private colleges are generally smaller than public institutions They typically cost much more than public institutions.
    97. 97. #31 Nationally, high school dropouts are four times more likely to be unemployed than college graduates.A: True B: False
    98. 98. A. True
    99. 99. Unemployment Rates Your level of education plays a major part in the chances of employment. The 2010 American Community Survey indicates of Muskegon County residents 25 and older:  High school dropouts had a 20.7% unemployment rate  Those with some college but less than a bachelor’s degree had a 11.7% unemployment rate  Those with a bachelor’s degree had a 4.6% unemployment rate.
    100. 100. #32 A lot of extracurricular activities will make up for poor grades.A: True B: False
    101. 101. B. False
    102. 102. Extracurricular Activities Although colleges consider extracurricular activities such as athletics, student government, and the arts when they review an application, they always assess academic performance first. Lots of extracurricular activities are great, but focus on academics first.
    103. 103. #33 High school grades are more important than standardized test (ACT, SAT) scores.A: True B: False
    104. 104. A. True
    105. 105. Grades vs. Test Scores Colleges know that your performance in high school is a better predictor of college success than standardized tests. However, that does not mean colleges will ignore your test scores! Always strive to put together a complete package for colleges to see.
    106. 106. #34 AmeriCorps volunteers receive how much money to help pay for college or repay student loans?A: $5,350 B: $3,225C: $6,250 D: $2,000
    107. 107. A. $5,350
    108. 108. AmeriCorps AmeriCorps provides you an opportunity to make a difference in your community. There are more than 75,000 opportunities to give back through tutoring and mentoring youth, fighting illiteracy, cleaning parks and streams, building affordable housing, or teaching computer skills. After your year of service you will be awarded $5,350, and you can serve for up to two years through AmeriCorps.
    109. 109. #35 Oprah Winfrey won a full scholarship to which university?A: Florida University B: New York University University of CaliforniaC: D: Tennessee State Los Angeles University
    110. 110. D. Tennessee State University
    111. 111. Oprah Winfrey Oprah took classes in public speaking in high school and won a full scholarship to Tennessee State University (TSU), where she studied communication. TSU is a historically black institution. Today Oprah is known as “The World’s Most Powerful Woman.”
    112. 112. #36 It is not necessary to write a college essay if it is optional on the admissions application?A: True B: False
    113. 113. A. True
    114. 114. College Essays Optional is optional, however, it is very important that you submit a college essay even it is optional on your admissions application because it shows that you are willing to go above and beyond the minimum requirement. Make sure you put as much effort into an optional essay as you would for a required one.
    115. 115. #37 What is the best way to determine which college you are qualified to attend?A: ACT scores and GPA B: Random selection Where your familyC: D: The one with nice dorms attended
    116. 116. A. ACT scores and GPA
    117. 117. College Selection Students are able to determine their chances of getting accepted in a college by making sure their grade point average (GPA) and ACT score meet the school’s requirement. Students can improve chances for admission by applying to three or four colleges where the average GPA and ACT scores for admitted applicants are close to the students’ scores. Remember, if you want to improve you ACT score, on average it goes up 1 point for every time you take it. You also have control over your GPA. If you want to improve it, talk to your teachers and counselors about ways to help you bring your grades up.
    118. 118. #38 What degree can you obtain in one year?A: Associates Degree B: Bachelors DegreeC: Certificate D: Masters Degree
    119. 119. C. Certificate
    120. 120. Certificate Schools such as Baker, Muskegon Community College and Ferris offer license and certificate programs, locally. Pharmacy technician, cosmetology, phlebotomy, and medical billing are some examples of careers that a person can have with a one year license or certificate. There are many more careers available for students seeking a license or certificate program.
    121. 121. #39 Muskegon Opportunity is working with schools and students to do what?A: Increase college-going B: Help Muskegon County culture in Muskegon students graduate from County high schoolC: Help students attain D: All of the above some form of post- secondary education
    122. 122. D. All of the above
    123. 123. Muskegon Opportunity Muskegon Opportunity intends to develop a support system to help the students of Muskegon County access and persist in a post-secondary education or career training. Our program will strive to assure that every graduating high-school student is afforded the opportunity to acquire the education and skills required of todays workforce.
    124. 124. Great Job!!!!Thank you for playing!
    125. 125. Seniors Ready to Play?
    126. 126. #40 The projected number of students enrolled in the nation’s colleges and universities this fall.A: 19.1 million B: 14 millionC: 7 million D: 22 million
    127. 127. A. 19.1 million
    128. 128. Current Students Enrolled 19.1 million is the projected number of students enrolled in the nations colleges and universities this fall. This is up from 13.8 million 20 years ago.
    129. 129. #41 What do you call money that you use to pay for college that does not have to be repaid?A: Loans B: Savings accountC: Scholarships D: Piggy bank
    130. 130. C. Scholarships
    131. 131. Free Money A scholarship is money that you can use to pay for your post secondary education and will not be expected to repay. Many scholarships have special conditions and require you to complete an application. Ask your school counselor about scholarships that you can apply for.
    132. 132. #42 Loans are what percentage of all the financial aid awarded each year?A: 40% B: 50%C: 20% D: 80%
    133. 133. B. 50%
    134. 134. Loans 54 percent of financial aid awarded each year comes in the form of loans. Grants and scholarships — including grants from colleges and universities — are the next biggest form of financial aid.
    135. 135. #43What is the average price for tuition and fees a yearat a public university (excluding room and board)?A: $18,525 B: $25,000C: $8,244.00 D: $7,500
    136. 136. C. $8,244
    137. 137. Total Cost• Average total charges, excluding tuition, fees, room, and board at four-year public colleges and universities are $8,244.00.
    138. 138. #44 How long does it take the average student to graduate from college?A: 6 years B: 3 yearsC: 5 years D: 4 years
    139. 139. A. 6 years
    140. 140. Four, Five, or Six? Less than 35 percent of students at four-year colleges actually get their degree in four years. According to a study done by the National Center for Education Statistics, about 56 percent get their bachelor’s degree in six years.
    141. 141. #45 How much total money is available in financial aid for college students?A: $100 million B: $25 millionC: $5 million D: $3 billion
    142. 142. D. $3 BILLION!
    143. 143. Financial Aid There is tons of money available to pay for college! You can get scholarships and grants based on your major, academics, gender, ethnicity, disability, and need. To find scholarships, visit your school counselor, the Community Foundation site cffmc.org, MichiganCAP.org, or FastWeb.
    144. 144. #46 You need to decide on a major before you can choose a college.A: True B: False
    145. 145. B. False
    146. 146. Career Choices College is a time to explore. Many students discover their ideal field while taking a course they didn’t expect to like. If you aren’t ready to decide on a major, choose a college that allows you to keep your options open. Take your time.
    147. 147. #47 When is the recommended deadline seniors complete their FAFSA?A: March 1st B: January 1stC: February 1st D: June 3rd
    148. 148. A. March 1st
    149. 149. FAFSA Deadline According to www.FAFSA.ed.gov, it is recommended that students in the State of Michigan complete their FAFSA by March 1st of their senior year to be considered for federal and state aid. Students are able to complete their FAFSA application as early as January 1st of their senior year.
    150. 150. #48 What is a potential benefit of starting at a community college?A: Save thousands of dollars B: Have smaller class sizes. in tuition.C: Complete your general D: All of the above education credits.
    151. 151. D. All of the above
    152. 152. Community College Starting your college career at a community college can have many benefits. You can save thousands of dollars in tuition fees while you complete your general education credits. Check with your school to make sure your credits will transfer. Community colleges provide the opportunity for more personalized attention from professors and smaller class sizes, and they allow you to adjust to the college experience.
    153. 153. #49 Early admission and early decision are the same thing.A: True B: False
    154. 154. B. False
    155. 155. Early Decision vs. Early Admission Early decision programs are usually binding, which means that applicants promise from the start that they will attend the school if their application is accepted. Early admission programs do not ask applicants to commit to attending if they are accepted.
    156. 156. #50 Muskegon Opportunity is working with schools and students to do what?A: Increase college-going B: Help Muskegon County culture in Muskegon students graduate from County high schoolC: Help students attain D: All of the above some form of post- secondary education
    157. 157. D. All of the above
    158. 158. Muskegon Opportunity Muskegon Opportunity intends to develop a support system to help the students of Muskegon County access and persist in a post-secondary education or career training. Our program will strive to assure that every graduating high-school student is afforded the opportunity to acquire the education and skills required of todays workforce.
    159. 159. Great Job!!!!Thank you for playing!

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