Monday, July 20, 2009
Jeremy and Zach Roloff also visited Portland State University in their quest for college/university plans
If you're a regular reader of this blog, you already know that back in January the Roloffs visited Corban, College - a private Christian college located in Salem, Oregon.
However, that was not the only stop on the Roloffs trek for a college or university for Jeremy and Zach. They also toured Portland State University. PSU blogged about the Roloffs visit back in January
Thank you Roloff's! Plan your campus visit!
We would like to thank the Roloff Family for visiting the PSU campus on January 23 and seeing if this is the place to continue Zachary and Jeremy's education! We were thrilled to welcome you to the campus and to have you film your show here!
For those comparing Portland State University and Corban College, they are quite different. One of the first questions Roloff fans ask about possible colleges is how far is it from the farm and does it mean Jeremy and Zach will be leaving home; and will they be on the show less.
Corban College (Salem, Oregon) is approximately a little of an hour away from Roloff Farm.
Portland State University is approximately 30 minutes away from the farm.
Corban College had an enrollment of just over 1000 students.
The enrollment for Portland State University was 25,000 students
The other big difference between them however is that Corban is a private Christian College and PSU is not. In fact, as part of their mission statement, PSU highlights that they value diversity and supports different beliefs and points of view. Corban, while having an excellent reputation from those familiar with it, has also been called an extension of Faith Bible High School by some in that it is heavily based in the Christian faith.
One would think that Corban might have more an appeal for the Roloffs given how important it appeared to be to Amy to ensure that her kids get a Christian education and Jeremy's own checkered past regarding diversity once you get beyond people with dwarfism.
If you're in a "Which college or university will Zach and Jeremy be attending" pool, some have not ruled out Portland Community College. Depending on which campus it is, it can be as little as a 15-minute drive away from Roloff farm and some of Jeremy and Zach's life long friends (The "DBU") will be taking classes at PCC. That sentiment is mainly coming from people who simply don't think Jeremy and Zach are ready to separate from their friends yet.
Some fans have been hoping that Jeremy and Zach will go to separate colleges, feeling it would be good for them to go their separate ways and form their own identities, although thus far, their visiting the different colleges and universities make it appear as though it will be a package deal.
Posted by Spiritswander at 5:47 AM