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A Student's Ambition

Uloop | Posted 08.18.2012 | College

We as college students need ambition, because without the desire to succeed, there is absolutely no way we can. When you have no one to encourage you, you must encourage yourself.

Summer Jobs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Jeff Danziger


Ensuring More Students Walk Across A Graduation Stage

Kevin Jennings | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Kevin Jennings

Plain and simple, we're not graduating enough young people from high school and college in the United States. Barely two-thirds of today's high school students will graduate on time.

We Need to Put the Class of 2012 to Work

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

If you're going to occupy Wall Street or anyplace else, it's not enough to just sit around beating on drums once you get there. You must do something. Moreover, the forces of greed and intolerance are relatively immune to information and analysis.

These High-Paying Jobs Don't Require A College Degree

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that you can still make a boatload of money without a bachelor's degree. You don't even have to be Mark Zuk...

Measuring the Value of a College Degree

Lisa Petrides | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Lisa Petrides

Not long ago, a degree was all it took to open doors. While a diploma from an Ivy League school still gets attention, the reality is that the value of a college diploma is being questioned from all sides.

Financial Knowledge Can Be Economic Destiny

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Knowledge is power, and in the case of financial education, knowledge is economic power, perhaps even economic destiny. Individuals, families, employers, communities and schools all have roles to play in ensuring that a secure economic destiny is available to all.

Measuring the Value of a Degree and the Purpose of College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 07.03.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

What happens to the value of the college degree when top universities are essentially giving away some of their courses free?

Education Innovators Preaching (as Usual) to the Choir

Jeff Selingo | Posted 06.19.2012 | Home
Jeff Selingo

Many of the ideas entrepreneurs were pitching seek to break the tyranny of the degree and the corner that colleges have on the credential market. But what's missing, at least for now, is what to replace that market with.

'College Completion' About Students as People -- Not Just Academic Awards and Credentials

Dr. Robert Exley | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Exley

Let's never forget that we strive to teach students -- the awarding of degrees is a natural outcome, not necessarily the primary goal.

UCLA Should Encourage Students to Go Beyond the Minimal Foreign Language Requirement

Daily Bruin | Posted 05.20.2012 | College
Daily Bruin

How can we listen carefully and communicate clearly when we do not know the language of foreign peers?

Employment Among Young Adults The Lowest Since World War II

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 02.24.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- Americans 60 or older are more likely than ever to have college degrees, helping redefine work and retirement as educated baby boomers ...

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...

Bonnie Kavoussi

If You Lose Your Job, A College Degree May Not Protect You | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

College graduates and advanced degree holders, once they are unemployed, are as vulnerable as high school dropouts to long-term joblessness, a new stu...

Leveling The Playing Field: Post 50s Head Back To Community Colleges | Posted 12.16.2011 | Fifty

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Paul Klingler likes his job as a mold-maker for a Rochester plastics manufacturer. But the 54-year-old Parma resident also liked...

Will Dropouts Save America? No.

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Brian Rosenberg

There are few things more condescending and destructive than those who have benefited from an expensive and intensive college education arguing that others need not bother about such benefits for themselves.

How Blogging For HuffPost is Like College

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.18.2011 | College
Katherine von Jan

Getting in isn't the end; it's the beginning. It's an accomplishment to get in, but that's just an invitation to be at the party. We've got to make the most of it while we're there.

Why Can't We Educate for a Job and an Education?

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.19.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

Employers and politicians need to learn that if colleges provide training only for jobs that need to be filled now, those workers will probably be useless in about two years, given the rapid pace of change in most industries.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Starting Salaries For Recent Graduates Declined Over Past Decade | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For Kate Johnson, any job felt better than no job at all. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson o...

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

College Graduates Starting Wages Drop In Last Decade: EPI [GRAPH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn't earning the recently graduated quite as much these days. The ave...

Student-Loan Delinquencies Rise, Adding To Fears Of An Education Bubble

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

While the job market remains sluggish, student loan debt continues to rise, fueling fears that a higher-education spending bubble may be underway. ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Is College Worth It? Later Earnings Tied To Major, Study Finds | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.04.2011 | College

Later this summer, as millions of students around the country return to college, many will question the value of their investment. But according to a ...

How Educated Is Your State Legislator?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

How educated is your state legislator? The answer varies considerably from state to state. While many lawmakers hold a college degree, support of public higher education, it seems, has always been a challenge.

Choosing A Degree Program That Is Not A Major Mistake

Uloop | Posted 07.13.2011 | College

Many statistics show that the average college student changes their major emphasis three times in a typical four-year collegiate career.