Known for its proximity to Sacramento and importance during the Gold Rush era, Rancho Cordova in California today plays host to a campus of ITT Technical Institute. This provider of career-preparatory associate’s and bachelor’s degrees serves over 45,000 students in total and guarantees them all that their tuition will not rise a penny for the duration of their enrollment, relative to when they began. The Rancho Cordova campus offers programs in five of ITT’s six schools (of electronics technology, drafting and design, information technology, business and nursing), and students can major in such fields as medical assistance, software development and accounting. 2014 graduate Jose Gonzalez earned his engineering technology degrees from this campus, and says: “The experience at ITT Tech was quite rewarding. I currently work at Infinity Wireless; I’m a technical supervisor there. I feel lucky.” Proof positive, if there ever was, that an education here is worth more than its weight in gold.