Private Vs. Traditional Colleges: How Do They Compare?

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Whether you're a high school senior on the college search or just curious about education, there's a lot to be said about the differences between private (for profit) universities and the traditional state colleges. Obviously both have their pros and cons, but by looking at two specific schools, Arizona State University (a traditional state school) and Grand Canyon University (a private school), we can see exactly how such schools differ in specific areas.

Consider the following ways in which private universities compare to state schools.

Admissions

A state school like Arizona State is going to have a much higher acceptance rate (89%), while a private university is able to be more selective and therefore accept fewer applicants: only 37%.

Cost of attending

With a state school you have to worry about in-state tuition vs. out-of-state tuition, which is going to be more expensive. Private universities have a flat rate for everyone, whether they're residents of the state or not.

In the case of these two colleges, it would be cheaper to go to Arizona State if you can get in-state tuition, but if you're coming from anywhere other than Arizona you'll get a better deal at Grand Canyon.

Financial aid

One of the most important factors of a college decision -- the financial aid a school can offer its students -- can be a determining factor for almost every potential student. In this department, the state school has more to offer. About 89% of Arizona State students get financial aid compared to the 74% receiving aid at Grand Canyon, and Arizona State students tend to get more grants and fewer loans so they have less debt after school.

Diversity

At a state school like Arizona, the student body will be 50/50 male to female, while at Grand Canyon the student population is 2/3 female and one 1/3 male.

Student-to-teacher ratio

At a private school, class sizes are typically smaller and students get more one-on-one time with their professors.

Keep in mind that these are just single examples of the two types universities. While we can make broad statements about state vs. private colleges and how they differ, there are other factors -- such as location or student body, for example -- that go into making a school unique.

Increasingly, online schools present an attractive alternative to students, who have them to think about and the options they have to offer.

 

A Guide to Plasma Cutting

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A plasma cutter is a safe and convenient tool used to cut various metals in a range of thicknesses quickly with an incredible level of accuracy. Plasma cutters use a torch to heat the metal and create a clean cut.

Usually, an inert gas (and sometimes just air) is blown at high speed out of a nozzle while an electrical arc is shot through the gas. The combination of the energy and the gas creates a plasma that cuts the metal.

New technology is making plasma cutters even more precise, to near laser quality, as well as making them smaller and easier to transport. It's also helping to lower the cost of a new plasma cutting table. Soon, plasma cutters are likely to be accessible to general hobbyists rather than just in professional settings.

Using a plasma cutter can be incredibly easy with a little bit of training. Generally, plasma cutting tables come with free on-site installation and free training along with a comprehensive manual of instructions.

With programmable software, you can get the right cut every time in basically no time at all. You can even use the software to choose from pre-loaded shapes, parameters, and dimensions, or simply input your own information to get the exact shape cut out.

Using your plasma cutter

Once you have access to a plasma cutter and you're ready to put it to use, there are a few factors you have to think about to get that perfect cut in the shortest amount of time.

1. The material

The first thing you have to consider is the material you're trying to cut. A mild steel will cut differently from a stainless steel, for example, and you have to make adjustments for that.

Aluminum is usually the fastest and easiest to cut through but it won't always be the material you're using. The thickness of any metal also controls the speed at which you'll be able to cut.

2. The amp setting

The amp settings -- 65, 85, and 105 amps -- affect the speed at which you'll cut. The higher the amps, the higher the speed.

3. The speed

Cutting speed can range anywhere from around 15 inches per minute to well over 200 inches per minute. The thicker your metal, the slower you'll go. Obviously when you have a thickness of 3/8" or 1/4" and a high amp setting you'll be able to breeze through a job very quickly.

Makita vs. Dewalt – An Infographic

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Makita and Dewalt have been rivals in the world of power tools since they were founded in the early 20th century. The two companies grew up side by side, both companies making a name for themselves in the ‘60s and ‘70s with innovations like the bench grinder from Dewalt and Makita’s first rechargeable battery-powered drill. Over the years, these two companies have done their part to completely reimagine the way you build, nearly matching one another tool for tool, great idea for great idea.

Throughout the years, Makita has provided builders and craftsmen with convenience and high performance. The innovation of the rechargeable drill was truly a game changer, and they didn’t stop there. In 1978 they released the first drill to use NiCad batteries, and within just a few years came out with their first pneumatic (air powered) tools. Not only has Makita provided the world with great power tools, but has sponsored bands and sports teams.

For just about every accomplishment Makita has made over the years, Dewalt has been right alongside them with their own innovations. In 1960, Dewalt merged with Black & Decker to be among some of the most popular brands in the world. To compete with Makita’s string of cordless, rechargeable tools, Dewalt released a line of 30 tools in 1994 which happened to be the most powerful cordless tools to date. In terms of stock shares and service centers, Dewalt has Makita beat, but the companies are still neck and neck in quality, ideas, online dealers, and even Twitter followers.

So, which team are you? Do you reach for Makita’s tools, which are always dressed in that classic blue, or does Dewalt’s iconic yellow brand grab your attention when you walk into the store? Whichever company you prefer, you can be sure that your toolbox is filled with high quality tools that will get the job done right.

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How Web Hosting Came to Be

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Web hosting first came to be in the year 1991. From then up to now, we have seen the worse and the best web hosting company possible. Its function may not be readily understood by many except for the clear fact that it is responsible for making websites accessible online.

As is common with all new discoveries, web hosting services were quite expensive to avail of. This was because there were still few who offered the service. The services of the best web hosting company came at a very steep price.

A lot has changed with the entry of numerous players in the web hosting industry. As their number increased, the cost of using the service decreased. This has made it possible for more people and companies to be found online through personal and business sites.

In the same way that web hosting displaced other earlier services made available in the online environment, it is expected that even the best web hosting service will have to make way for newer offerings such as cloud hosting, sooner or later. In the mean time, web hosting is still a very important component of online presence. Websites should be taking advantage of the great convenience it has provided.

 

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Sexual Violence: The Real Scenario in the Military

Violence against women is a worldwide concern. It continues to take place in many parts of the globe as confirmed by research. Studies have shown that sexual violence both by partners and non-partners prevail.

A report entitled Global and regional estimates of violence against women revealed that some 35 percent of all women will experience either violence from an intimate partner or
non-partner. The study further showed that intimate partner violence is the most common with 30 percent of women worldwide affected by it.

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But while sexual violence can occur in the home or anywhere else, the military is perhaps the last place you will think it can take place. With mostly disciplined men making up the military, a common perception is that female members will be
well protected by their male colleagues and officers.
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7 Tips for Making an Advertisement Stick

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Stickiness is often thought of as a bad thing: who wants sticky floors or hands? But in the world of marketing, stickiness is the ultimate goal, whether you stick in people's minds or your campaign is so good, it goes viral as more people pick up that sweet, sticky campaign graphic.

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How Safe Are You Online?

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Safety is a critical issue for everyone. Whether you are concerned about walking the city streets alone at night, or you surf the Internet on a continuous basis, safety concerns are rising. It may or may not be an indication of where humanity is headed, but we cannot ignore the fact that we have to take steps to ensure our own safety.

Online safety, in particular, is a touchy subject since there are still many people who think that "what happens online stays online". If only that were the case! View Infographic ›

Infographic: Franchise Economic Trends for 2013

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Franchising remains to be a popular business option in many parts of the world. With a small investment required as well as free training and marketing support already in place, those looking to start their own business can do so even in the comfort of their homes.

In 2012, the franchise industry achieved positive growth since four years ago. The Franchise Business Economic Outlook report showed a growth of 1.4 percent as the number of establishments in the industry went up.

This 2013, the forecast at the start of the year was continued growth at the same rate or exceeding that of the private sector. Amidst this positive forecast, however, industry leaders are not fully satisfied with the growth statistics. They attributed the minimal increase to uncertainties felt by business owners concerning the global economic situation and public policy. Read More ›

How Does The Internet Work

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The internet has gone a long way since it was introduced back in the 1990s. Since then, this so-called information superhighway has made life more convenient for millions of people around the world. Communication, for one, has improved tremendously allowing people in separate locations to connect and interact in real time at little or no cost.

Owing to this and many other factors, frequent users would claim now that life would not be complete without this technology.

Today, various financial transactions can be easily done over the internet in the comfort of one's home or office without requiring people to travel. As such, the technology is considered a great time and money saver.

But while many active users think they know so much about the internet already, it may not always be the case. For instance, have you ever asked yourself how this technology work and what goes on in the back end? If you still pause and ponder, you may not really be in the know. View Infographic ›

The Hits and Misses of Predicting the Future

Time has proven time and again that what we think will happen will not always do and those that we incredulously dismiss as impossibilities actually become realities sooner than we think. That is what is so great about the future. Anything is possible, anything can be done , anything can be imagined as a foreseeable reality with enough hard work and determination. The main question actually is if man will find a discovery useful and find it so indispensable that one cannot imagine being without it.

Airplanes, televisions, mobile phones, and the Internet were all unthinkable at some point in time. They and the rest of the phenomenal discoveries of our time however continue to astound us with their constant and continuous reinvention. The development of the Internet and all its related implements have successfully captured the attention of a big percentage of the human society. The faster the speed such as that in www.clearhighspeedinternet.net, the more interesting it becomes for the user.

We have no idea what hits and misses will greet us in the future. What seems excellent today can be better or worse several years from now. Maybe, just maybe, such things as time travel will no longer be confined to movies or robots actually succeed in annihilating human society. Who knows what the future holds?

 

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