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Answering the Perception Problem

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Higher education faces a perception problem that grows each day because of the confluence of politics, the media, consumerism, and marketing and communication false starts. The end result has put higher education on the defense.

Should You Consider an Entrepreneurship Degree?

Brazen Life | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Think of all the different variations on how an entrepreneur can found a business -- how much of that do you think is possible to pack into a four-year degree?

Consumer Behavior: The Case of Higher Education

Dr. James Ramsey | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Dr. James Ramsey

Higher education is a consumption good with benefits, not only to the consumer but society as a whole and, perhaps more importantly for the individual consumer, it's an investment with a great rate of return.

Consumer Behavior: The Case of Higher Education

James Ramsay | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
James Ramsay

Higher education is a consumption good with benefits, not only to the consumer but society as a whole and, perhaps more importantly for the individual consumer, it's an investment with a great rate of return.

Some Valuable Economic Benefits of Higher Education

Philip C. Williams | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Philip C. Williams

Lately, it's become fashionable to question the value of a higher education. After all, if Bill Gates has made millions of dollars without a college degree couldn't our upcoming generation have the same, or a similar level of success?

Higher Education Is Working

Laura L. Anglin | Posted 12.13.2012 | College
Laura L. Anglin

Each additional level of education from high school and beyond brings with it greater economic security. Over the course of an individual's lifetime, a college degree is arguably one of the best investments a person can make.

Poverty Has an iPhone

Dr. James T. Minor | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Dr. James T. Minor

Of course poverty is a relative term. In the context of higher education, the phrase "one flat tire away" is often used to describe a large and growing number of college students for whom one minor financial setback is the difference between persistence and dropping out.

What's in a Degree?

Kinne Chapin | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Kinne Chapin

There's a rumble going through the world of higher education. A sense that providing your undergraduates with a traditional degree may not be enough to keep your university atop the rankings much longer.

Student Loan Debt "Story": Chicanery? Inadvertent or Intentional?

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Did they flunk out, lack motivation, decide to become a plumber instead, or did they temporarily run out of money? They might still return, and the degree might demonstrate its value somewhere down the line.

Time to Stop Playing Business Card Scrabble With Our Qualifications?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Dr. Layla McCay

This week both my real life and my Twitter feed have been jumping with the question of post-nominal letters: what letters (if any) should you put after your name on a business card?

Rethinking the Promise of a College Degree

Blake Boles | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Blake Boles

A statistical average provides meaningful information about a population, but not an individual. Just because many people find financial security through college doesn't mean you must also.

Latinos Face The Facts Regarding College Degrees

Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

By Elaine de Valle, VOXXI Higher education pays off. A worker with just a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker wi...

What's A College Degree Actually Worth?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

A worker with a high school diploma is twice as likely to be unemployed as a worker with a college degree. A worker holding a bachelor’s degree earn...

Do In-State Scholarships Discourage Students From Graduating On Time?

| Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Programs meant to keep high-achievers close to home by providing schola...

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.

The Best Educated States

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.30.2012 | College

According to new U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of 25-to 34-year-olds who have college degrees around the nation has gradually increased from 200...

A Guide to Becoming a Doctor in a Family of Doctors

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Listen. I know that you are in your junior year in college. I know that you are now in the throes of career-choice turmoil. I understand that the only council you have is the flock of physician family members sitting at the edge of their seats.

My Journey Journalism

Huw L. Hopkins | Posted 09.11.2012 | College
Huw L. Hopkins

Newspapers were not just looking for people with experience, they wanted their upstarts to have training, but by doing a now clearly useless degree, had I missed my chance? Not if I had anything to do with it.

Preparing Students For A Lifetime Of Success

Nancy Carriuolo | Posted 08.27.2012 | College
Nancy Carriuolo

We do not just train students for particular jobs; we prepare them for a lifetime of change and adaptation and provide them with the most important skill of all: the skill to learn new skills.

Valuing Degree Attainment: A Reminder

Lee Fisher | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

In a time when higher education, businesses, governments, cities, non-profits, philanthropists, and even private citizens are coming together around college attainment, we can ill afford to promote dropping out as a solution to our problems.

What A College Degree Gets You

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

For America's poor, the decision to forego college won't kill all chance of moving up the economic ladder. It just severely worsens the odds. Inde...

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.