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Columbia College-Freeport business administration majors scored in the 90th percentile nationwide on the Major Field Test (MFT) in Business. The test, developed by the Educational Testing Service, was administered in early December to students in the capstone business course as part of Columbia College's ongoing effort to evaluate the effectiveness of its curriculum.
Seventy-five percent of the students scored above the national norm. Four students scored in the 95th percentile: Brian Boeke, Randy Crandall, Jos Schwab, and Robin Walton.
"We have long known that we have excellent students and a quality program, but these results further validate that knowledge," said Pete Willging, Columbia College-Freeport director. "We also want to acknowledge the efforts of Highland Community College faculty, as many of our students have taken core business courses at HCC, where they received excellent instruction." The MFT is a nationally normed exam for various academic disciplines that was administered to nearly 9,000 students in 182 colleges last fall.
Columbia College, founded in Columbia, Missouri in 1851, established a community college partnership campus with HCC in 1996. Columbia College provides accredited, affordable, undergraduate and graduate degrees for working adults, serving 25,000 students worldwide.