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Bachelors Degree

College 'Sticker Shock' Making Certifications and Associate Degrees More Attractive

Vince Bertram | Posted 04.06.2016 | College
Vince Bertram

Community college may be the best choice for some, especially if a student is still deciding on a college major. For others, a bachelor's degree may be the best option. Regardless, the student will enter post-secondary education with informed decisions and a clear understanding of their future earning potential.

Being Born Wealthy Makes Your Bachelors Degree Worth More

Benjamin Powers | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

What if your socioeconomic status growing up impacted how much you would earn, even with the same level of education as others? It turns out that's exactly what happens.

Why It's Never Too Late to Go Back to School

Lori Eggleston | Posted 01.08.2016 | College
Lori Eggleston

For many of the prospective students I meet, they have good jobs. They are valued employees. But they have reached a point professionally or personally where that's not enough. They want a degree.

When GEDs Mean Failure for Prisoners

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Last year when changes to the GED programs were first announced, analysts predicted it would have a serious impact on the ability of prisoners to acquire their certificates. A year later, those predictions have proven accurate.

What Communities Are More Likely to Embrace Corporal Punishment? Let's Look at the Data

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

On September 21, 2014, we sent a public records request to the Louisiana Department of Education, requesting the number of school corporal punishment incidents for the 2011-2014 school years. On October 29, 2014, we received the data. It was revealing.

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

Next Time Someone Says 'College Isn't Worth It Anymore,' Show Them This

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

Tuition costs are skyrocketing, student debt is soaring and it's extremely difficult for college grads to find good jobs. And yet, a four-year degree ...

The Outdated Bachelor's Degree

Jeff Selingo | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Jeff Selingo

As the cost of college has spiraled upward in the past decade, parents and students have become focused more than ever on employment preparation and graduating on time. Intellectual discovery and exploration are no longer a priority. It's too expensive.

Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Humanities: How WWI Settled an Earlier Argument About the Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Grant Calder | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Grant Calder

A hundred years ago, there was also speculation that the liberal arts would go the way of the horse and carriage. Then as now, some believed that higher education should emphasize the technical rather than the humanistic, production over contemplation, and job training in lieu of life training.

A (Late) New Year's Resolution: Colleges, Opportunities and a 'Fit'

Richard Greenwald | Posted 03.05.2014 | College
Richard Greenwald

Today's students of limited means don't have the guides, networks or support, and they sometimes go to colleges they can't afford, where they struggle, fail and leave (with debt).

One Big Reason To Worry Your Bachelor's Degree Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's ...

Lost Opportunity

Eliot Armand Glenn | Posted 09.01.2013 | College
Eliot Armand Glenn

Is this the right set of incentives: aim low to succeed? Does this seem fair? Four years may not be feasible for everyone, but those who come close ought not to walk away empty-handed. In this regard, there may be a lesson to be learned from the less prestigious end of the undergraduate spectrum.

How to Save Billions and Better Prepare Students to Make Billions

Carol J. Carter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Remediation may never be completely eradicated, but improvement can be made in the K-12 to college pipeline to better prepare students for college from the start. Education needs to expand outside school walls.

Solutions to Ending Poverty in the 21st Century: Part 3

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

A traditional four-year college education is not the path for everyone or all careers, but what are we doing to ensure good opportunities for the other 70 percent?

College Is Not Inoculation

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While college completion certainly gives you a solid leg up, both in terms of jobs and earnings, it doesn't inoculate you against global wage arbitrage, accelerating labor-saving technology, and high unemployment.

U.S. College Degree Holders Sliding Among Global Competitors: Report

The Huffington Post | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

President Obama has made it a priority for the U.S. to regain its position as the leading producer of college graduates by the year 2020 — a goal th...

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts Is a Poor Investment

Tom Snyder | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Today's economy cannot support more art history or philosophy majors. Students and their parents must consider careers in STEM. That's where the jobs are and there is an inexpensive, quick way to qualify for these jobs -- enrolling at a community college.

Mentorship: Ladies, Let's Pay It Forward

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Marion Chamberlain

There was a lot of head nodding in the audience. I thought about my own experiences and could relate. Over the past 10 years, I've had mostly male mentors to guide me along on my own career journey and have read lots and lots of books. However, it hadn't always been this way.

Is More (Advanced) Education Always Better?

Abby Miller | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Abby Miller

Recent college graduates also get the message that a BA is not enough -- from employers, peers, and graduate schools themselves. They must continue on to graduate school. But is more education always better?

15 Schools Awarding The Most Online Education Degrees

Posted 08.08.2012 | Education

Four of the country’s largest education schools operate mostly online, according to a USA Today analysis of newly released Department of Education d...

Help Wanted

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 10.01.2012 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

Our current rate of unemployment won't be reduced until we wake up to the fact that we can't compete in a knowledge-based, global economy with a falling rate of degree attainment among our workers.

Who Goes for Which Master's Degree?

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2012 | College
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Deciding to go for a master's degree is costly, complex and confusing process. Having a deeper understanding of the fit and future career opportunities may help you make an informed choice.

Value Education

Pamela Trotman Reid | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Pamela Trotman Reid

I believe that, as one of my mentors once said, "an education is always yours and can never be taken away." Further, he went on to suggest that a degree might be compared to a stock certificate: as an institution gains prestige, the degree grows in value.

Education Reform: Why a Bachelor's Degree Still Matters

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education
Peter Smirniotopoulos

It would be truly unfortunate if twenty years from now we woke up to the realization that U.S. prominence in the world's economy had dropped even farther from where it stood today, because we made the mistake of shortchanging our educational systems.

30% Of Americans Now Have Bachelors Degrees

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2012 | College

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - For the first time, more than 30 percent of Americans over 25 have at least a bachelor's degree, the Census Bureau sa...