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kwäləfəˈkāSH(ə)n/ or, How Meaningful Are Degrees, Really? or, Why I'm not eligible for an MA in Creative Writing

Anthea Rowan | Posted 02.10.2017 | Women
Anthea Rowan

Qualification. It's a lofty word. Imperious. A mouthful; five whole syllables: qual•i•fi•ca•tion. What does it mean? The dictionary defines it...

Just How Important Is A College Education These Days?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

As a college student myself, I constantly find myself wondering if I am wasting my energy and time almost every day. Falling into debt by the tens of thousands, and losing sleep almost every night is a big price to pay for a degree that may or may not make a huge difference.

Student Loan Debt: Is College Tuition Worth the Cost?

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | College

By Charlene Oldham, Contributor As many 2016 high school graduates prepare for college, many students are wondering if they should go to college at ...

Working-Class College Students Need Exposure To Ins And Outs Of Networking For Results

Janet Morrison-Lane | Posted 05.26.2016 | College
Janet Morrison-Lane

In 2016, getting a college degree is not enough. By not equipping our low-income kids with the skills needed to connect with jobs, not only are they missing out, we are, too.

Goal 2025: 60% of Americans with Degrees

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

The Lumina Foundation leads and supports American efforts to boost degree completion from about 40% to 60% by 2025. Launched in 2000, the Indianapolis...

20 Hot Jobs That Pay More Than $150K

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.18.2016 | Business

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist A six-figure job might seem out of reach for many of us. After all, the average annual pay across all occupations is...

What 13 College Degrees Say About Your Parenting Style

Jennifer Oradat | Posted 02.25.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Oradat

I went to college. My degree is currently unframed and collecting dust in my hall closet, right next to all of the other things that I won't get rid o...

Self-Education Is Crushing America's Academic Model

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.17.2017 | Business
Steve Siebold

In most schools around America, there are two types of students. There are those who study hard, get good grades (mostly A's and B's), are always mak...

The Almighty 'A' is the Death of Learning

Anne Sobel | Posted 01.04.2017 | Education
Anne Sobel

Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.

Is a Photography Degree a Waste of Time?

Michael Carpenter | Posted 12.18.2016 | College
Michael Carpenter

After some in-depth research, I've put together a list of pros and cons for getting a photography degree versus teaching yourself, and the results might surprise you.

Will The University Become Extinct?

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Michael Ernest Sweet

These days it seems trendy to question the necessity of a university education. Blogs, articles, even documentaries, are popping up all over the place...

Career/Technical Education Helping High Schoolers

Jack Jennings | Posted 12.09.2016 | Education
Jack Jennings

Many kids today are strongly urged to go to college, but don't like the usual route to get there--an emphasis on academic subjects. Therefore, they find high school "boring." Career/technical education can be attractive to those students because its purpose is to teach skills needed to get a job.

A College President's Christmas List, 2015

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 11.30.2016 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

I am submitting my annual Christmas list with the hope that you will recognize how good my fellow college presidents and I have tried to be during the past year. We have strived to remain student-centered, faculty-friendly, alumni-attentive, constituent-conscious, and donor-diligent.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Opportunities to Learn, Work With Video Games Multiply

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Rich Taylor

Activision Blizzard's purchase of mobile games developer King Mobile made headlines around the world last week, demonstrating once again that video ga...

Higher Education Can Make a Deeper Difference: Supporting the College Dream for All Students

Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Karen S. Haynes, Ph.D.

Every day on my campus, I encounter and interact with students who at one time thought, or perhaps were told, that college was not a place for them. Unfortunately, too many students with the ability to succeed in college have the same experience.

A College Degree Is Increasingly Likely To Land You In Low-Wage Work

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business

Trying to get a good job is no longer as easy as pointing to a college degree on your resume (not that it was ever exactly easy). New research from th...

Should Major Decisions Be So... Major? Career-worthy Majors for All

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 05.11.2016 | College
Brad C. Phillips

New information released on the economic value of different college degrees just upped the ante on an already major life decision. America's college students - whether they are high school graduates or an increasing number of middle-aged adults pursuing bachelors degrees - face dramatically varying risks and returns depending on their chosen major.

What Are You Doing After Graduation?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 05.05.2016 | College
Jill Jacinto

This is one of the most terrifying questions you can ask a graduating senior. The day after commencement, you've officially joined the ranks of the unemployed. Welcome to the real world. The job hunt after college is tough. However, if you know the common do's and don'ts before you apply for a job, step into an interview or negotiate a job offer -- you'll be employed in no time.

5 Ways to Survive Grad School... With Kids

Camia Gavin | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Camia Gavin

When I started grad school, I was already pregnant. It was intimidating, and I changed daily from excitement, to determination to, "What am I thinking?!"

Igor Bobic

Mike Huckabee Once Attacked An Opponent For Not Having A College Degree | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mike Huckabee says it's not an issue that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) doesn't have a college degree. Walker, a potential 2016 pr...

Judge Scott Walker on His Record, Not His Education

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.

There is no doubt that we need to continue to help everyone who wants a college education to be able to afford it. And college still needs to be a path by which people can learn and demonstrate their excellence. But it is critical that it is not considered the only path.

6 Reasons to Love (Okay, Grudgingly Accept) Your Student Loans

Equal Justice Works | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

Valentine's Day is coming up, but we know you don't want to put a ring on your student loans. Even if you can't love them, here are six good reasons to value your loans.

Contemplating College at Age 53

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Dean Dauphinais

In a world where popular opinion says that a college degree is necessary in order to find a decent job and be successful, I've managed to meander my way through my work life without one.

Higher Education in Hawai'i

Geoffrey Bannister | Posted 01.25.2015 | Hawaii
Geoffrey Bannister

Education can have an invaluable impact on individuals, families and communities. Our university was founded on the idea that the people of Hawai'i should have higher education alternatives available.