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Higher Education Isn't a Political Issue

Dr. John Ebersole | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Dr. John Ebersole

Granted, the different parties may have different approaches to increasing access to higher education and reducing the cost of a college degree. So if the issue isn't a political one, how do we categorize it?

The Best Weapon Is A Well-Trained Mind

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

As a whole, the U.S. military is far better educated than the American population it defends. 82.8% of U.S. military officers in 2010 had at least a b...

PHOTOS: The Best-Paid Majors For Minority Students

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

For college freshmen and sophomores, August means plenty of shopping for dorm room decor and overpriced textbooks. Juniors, however, have a much more ...

New Democratic Senate Bill: No Aid For 'Worthless' Degrees

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Sen. Tom Harkin’s Protecting Students from Worthless ...

Dr. Shaq and the Nation's Real Dropout Problem

Scott Bittle | Posted 07.07.2012 | Business
Scott Bittle

We all know that few student athletes make it in professional sports. What's not as well known is that shockingly few Americans students manage to complete college at all.

In Push For More College Grads, 'Very Profitable Nonprofit' Cashes In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The national push to increase the number of Americans with college degrees is enriching at...

Does Going To College Ruin Your Chances Of Getting Married?

Posted 02.09.2012 | Weddings

Contrary to popular belief, going to college may actually lower your chances of getting hitched. Researchers from Cornell University and the Univer...

The Problem With College Prep Curriculums

Anthony Hagouel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Anthony Hagouel

There's never been anything I've loved more than learning. I'm a senior in high school now, and looking back, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in the education system in the land of opportunity.

The Vampire Goes Back to College

Dori Hartley | Posted 10.17.2011 | Parents
Dori Hartley

Education is not just about credits and graduation. It's about discipline. And when I quit college with big dreams and a whole lot of hubris, I left this precious gem of a necessity behind.

Is College Worth It?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.27.2011 | College
Paul Heroux

College isn't for everyone and being an educated person doesn't necessarily mean that you went to college. At the end of the day, you get out of college what you put into it.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

All B.A.s Are Worth It. Some More Than Others.

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
Richard Lee Colvin

Schooling alone doesn't guarantee career success. But without it, many, many doors are permanently closed. There is no expiration date on the knowledge and skills learned in college.

Census Data Reveal Rise In College Degrees, With Ethnic And Racial Gaps, Over Decades

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Sara Hebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The share of Americans with a college education has been increasing steadily for generations, but it doesn't look like the rising tide that lifts all ...

CEOs With Top College Degrees No Better Than Ones Without

The Economic Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new study has revealed that whether or not a company's CEO holds a college degree from a top school has no bearing on the firm's long-term performan...

Degrees You Can Use!

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Did you know a shot of espresso is so volatile that after seven seconds standing, it will taste significantly less good to discerning consumers? If you answered "yes," you're putting your degree in chemistry to good use!

Can't Afford College? Ten High-Paying Jobs That Don't Require A Degree | Jennifer B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business has a list of well-paying jobs you can skip college for, based on statistics based on compiled by and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but...

Cal State To Grant Degrees To WWII Internees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LONG BEACH, Calif. — More than 70 Japanese-Americans whose college careers at California State University campuses were derailed when they were ...

College Students Flock To Green Degrees | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With an increased interest in the environment and growth in the "green collar" job sector, colleges and universities are beginning to incorporate sust...

Colleges Considering 3-Year Degrees To Save Undergrads Time, Money

Washington Post | Valerie Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an era when college students commonly take longer than four years to get a bachelor's degree, some U.S. schools are looking anew at an old idea: sl...

College Degree No Longer A Shield As Graduates Are Laid Off

Washington Post | Annys Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When Nena Razmara was laid off in November from her $70,000-a-year job with a high-end residential building supplier, she thought she would be working...

Economic Mobility Slowed By Widening Higher Education Gap

New York Times | ERIK ECKHOLM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economic mobility, the chance that children of the poor or middle class will climb up the income ladder, has not changed significantly over the last t...