Considering College

Foreword Chancellor John Sharp

Dear Reader,

Over the past three years President Walter Wendler fromWest Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas has visited nearly every high school in the Texas Panhandle and on the South Plains, 132 in all. He has talked to students about making a plan for themselves. When that personal plan includes college he has shared the value of understanding the cost of study, the quality of academic programs, faculty, and extracurricular activities that are valuable to many students. He addressed the importance of scholarships and financial aid and other recognitions of achievement to offset the cost of college. He emphasized the value of good teaching and the significance of citizenship. And especially important to me as Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System -- he has tirelessly encouraged people to pay attention to the cost of their education, its long-term value and the personal and social benefits a high quality education provides. The suggestions Walter makes in this e-book for students and their families to consider as they select a university as a place to study are powerful. I would urge you to look carefully at the suggestions and give them every consideration if you are looking for a place to study.


John Sharp Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System


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