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College News (7)
CNN – President Obama announced a new initiative to help African-Americans complete high school and college. He announced the Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans at a speech before the National Urban League on Wednesday. The initiative will examine the causes of high dro... More
CNN – Despite the notion that a good education is the best way to pull yourself out of poverty, the United States has the highest income inequality among the 34 nations examined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD report also says the United States is only on... More
CNN – If the benefits to graduating college in 4 years instead of six included paying less and earning more, would you try to graduate college sooner? According to the University of Tennessee’s Center for Business and Economic Research, college students who graduate on time earn an avera... More
CNN Money – 80% of school districts across the country say they are poorly funded, with more than half expecting further state and local budget cuts, according to the American Association of School Administrators. These cuts directly affect the ways schools educated their students, diminishing... More
CNN Money – Colleges across the country are implementing strategies to reduce the cost of college, giving in to the realization that it is outpacing the abilities of many families to pay and is, for the first time in more than a decade, leading to a decline in college enrollment. Some colleges... More
CNN Money -- If Congress doesn’t act in the next few months, the interest rate on Stafford Loans could double this summer – from the current 3.4% to 6.8%. Congress cut the interest rate in 2007, but set it to expire this year. This change could add several thousands of dollars ... More
CNN Money (through Yahoo! Finance) – According to a study by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, students who majored in architecture have the highest unemployment rate among 2011 college graduates at 13.9%. This is four points higher than the overall rate for 2011 gradu... More