These 9 colleges produce the most CEOs


These 9 colleges produce the most CEOs

As the Cost of College Rises, several high-ranking business executives  have suggested that it may no longer be worth it. But cost aside, attending college is still the most common pathway to becoming a CEO.

The UK Domain analysed data on the CEOs from the 100 biggest companies in the Fortune 500 and the 100 biggest companies on the London Stock Exchange and found that the vast majority of CEOs have spent some serious time in school. Just three of these top execs never attended college and 100 had earned an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate degree.

According to the UK Domain, one of the largest website registries in the world, the CEOs of the companies in the world come from a fairly wide range of colleges. “The CEOs of the FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 companies are arguably some of the most influential leaders in the world,” said James Barnes, a company spokesperson. “We conducted this research in order to understand what this elite group of individuals have in common, and what it takes to climb to the top.”

Here are the nine schools that granted the most undergraduate degrees to future top CEOs:

5. Bowdoin College (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 2
Tuition and fees: $51,848 (2017-18)
Total enrollment: 1,806

5. Carleton College (tie)


Number of CEO alumni: 2
Tuition and fees: $52,782 (2017-18)
Total enrollment: 2,105

4. Imperial College (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 3
UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250/$12,884 (2018-19)
Total enrollment: 16,292

Cost of College Rises

These are the top universities in the US

4. University of Michigan — Ann Arbor (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 3
In-state tuition and fees: $14,826 (2017-18)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $47,476 (2017-18)
Total enrolment: 44,718

3. Cornell University (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 4
Tuition and fees: $52,853 (2017-18)
Total enrolment: 22,319

3. Texas A&M University (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 4
In-state tuition and fees: $10,030 (2017-18)
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $30,208 (2017-18)
Total enrollment: 65,302

2. University of Cambridge (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 5
UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250/$12,884 (2018-19)
Total enrollment: 21,656

2. University of Oxford (tie)

Number of CEO alumni: 5
UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250/$12,884 (2018-19)
Total enrollment: 23,195

1. Harvard University

Number of CEO alumni: 6
Tuition and fees: $48,949 (2017-18)
Total enrollment: 20,324

Lehigh Valley benefits from e-commerce and retail


Lehigh Valley benefits

Don Cunningham Special to The Morning Call

Life’s only constant is change.

Lehigh Valley benefits from e-commerce and retail Yet, we humans often cling to a past that wasn’t exactly as we remember it while lamenting a tomorrow that we’re helping to create. The future is often scary. Yesterday is comfortable, since it’s over. In reality, back when the past was the present, we did a lot of bitching about it, too.

And so it goes.

There’s not better example of that today than the changed economy of retail. The moonshot of the internet and the iPhone forever altered how we buy things. Therefore, it forever altered how companies sell and supply things.

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Lehigh Valley Population continues to grow


The Lehigh Valley continued its slow and steady growth last year, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau estimate. And it wasn’t alone — Pennsylvania’s population also nudged upward, increasing by almost 20,000 after a slight population dip the year before.

Lehigh County grew by .93 percent between 2016 and 2017, while Northampton grew by .55 percent, the report states. Lehigh and Northampton counties have grown by 4.66 and 1.83 percent, respectively, since 2010.

Pennsylvania garnered 18,500 new residents — only an addition of .14 percent, but still an indication of a population upswing. Pennsylvania lost about 4,000 people from 2015 to 2016. The Lehigh Valley did not shrink in those years.


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Lehigh Valley housing report shows more residents turning to rentals


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From 2012 to 2016, the number of renters in the Lehigh Valley climbed by 6,561, from 72,286 to 78,847. Over the same time period, the number of homeowners fell by 3,923, from 173,258 to 169,335.

To be sure, 68 percent of Lehigh Valley residents own their homes and nearly 32 percent rent. But homeownership is increasingly the domain of the middle-aged.

Just 8 percent of Lehigh Valley residents under 35 own their home, according to Census Bureau data cited in the report. About 55 percent over 35 are homeowners.

Residents are increasingly turning to high-end apartment buildings

The report also reflected the rising real estate market. The average selling price for a Lehigh Valley home in 2016 rose to $179,900, according to the report. That marked a $4,900 increase from 2015 and was the highest average since the real estate market collapsed in 2008, when the average sales price was $200,000. The median home sales price in January hit $188,900, data released by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors group showed in February.

The climbing prices are partially attributed to fiercer competition among buyers, Bradley and Raad said. The region has a housing shortage, particularly for people shopping in the $200,000 to $300,000 range, said Bradley and Jill Seitz, the commission’s community planner.

Future master plans may encourage municipalities to consider adding homes in already developed areas, Bradley said. That would address the housing crunch while preventing development in rural areas targeted for preservation, she said.

Raad said demand outstrips supply for all homes under $400,000. The shortage, he said, has been around several years and has become more noticeable of late. The improving economy has persuaded would-be buyers it’s time to spend.

“We’re not seeing enough homes come onto the market in general,” he said.

The report and interactive housing data can be found at

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