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College News (263)
Forbes – Students are told to follow their passion when it comes to their college choice and major, but it’s also a business decision: will the job you get after graduation pay back all the money you invested in your higher education? For example, according to The Economist, students who... More
Associated Press – Cities in dire financial straights are turning to big companies to bail them out. It started with the naming of sports stadiums and has worked its way down to students. Jordan, Utah, is placing ads on school buses, and Golden, Colorado, is putting ads on student report ... More
Center for American Progress – The Center for American Progress has released Including More Voices in Higher Education Policymaking outlining steps to improve the college experience and reduce student debt. Among the suggestions in the report is letting students serve on Depart... More
Drexel Triangle – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among high-school graduates is 9.7%, more than double the 4.2% rate of those with at least a bachelor’s degree. Despite the high cost of college and the possibility of taking on student loans, higher edu... More
PRWeb -- In a new poll released by the College Board, guidance counselors question the effectiveness of their schools in preparing students for college. Only 30% of counselors feel that schools meet their primary mission of preparing students for life after high school, whether that be college or ca... More
Daily 49er – The U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System reveals that more students are choosing to attend public universities not located in their home state. State schools are actively recruiting out-of-state and foreign students able to pay full t... More
National Public Radio – The American Enterprise Institute released a study claiming teachers are overpaid to the tune of $120 billion per year “in excessive labor costs.” The report bases this claim on the lower cognitive skills of teachers versus non-teachers with similar educatio... More
Forbes – College presidents met at Techonomy 11 to discuss how their universities plan to use high-tech tools to educate students and lure them to their campuses. The focus was on “What It Means to Be Educated in the 21st Century” and drew conclusions that American universities rel... More
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The Institute for College Access & Success reports that released its Project on Student Debt report outlining average student debts at universities across the country. The lowest average debt at any college was $950; the highest was $55,250. Colleges in the Northe... More
Department of Education – US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used the Department of Education’s website to criticize a report that says American teachers are overpaid by 50%. Mr. Duncan quotes another study that shows American teachers are underpaid compared to their foreign counterpa... More