The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published “88 College Taglines, Arranged as a Poem”. Seeing all of these lofty messages in one place reveals some interesting common themes, for example here’s a set you might call “Keepin’ it Real”:
- Real Tradition, Real Success
- Real Education. Above All.
- Real Education. Real Results.
- Real Life. Real Knowledge. Real People.
- Real People Start Here
Or another set that attempts to answer the perennial question “What is education for?”
- Education for Service
- Education for Individual and Social Responsibility
- Education for a World Stage
- Education for an Inspired Life
We thought it would be fun to plug them all into a word cloud, resulting in the image below and revealing what is possibly the ultimate vague-but-lofty college tagline: “Education: A Real Life Future Success Dream.”