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College Return on Investment

Colleges Where Graduates Get The Most Bang For Their Buck

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 03.12.2015 | College

While graduates of engineering and Ivy League schools tend to make the largest amount money, graduates of public schools are more likely to have a hig...

The Top 15 Colleges That Pay You Back The Most

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 02.05.2015 | College

If you want to avoid years and years of massive student debt and start making good money soon after graduation, a new "Colleges That Pay You Back" lis...

Should Professional Development be Required in College?

Geoff Falen | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Geoff Falen

A college degree is almost universally recognized as a pre-requisite for a professional career. For quite some time, however, that by itself has not been sufficient for students wishing to enter the professional ranks.

Ivy Leagues Are Not an Instant Payoff for Graduates

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Ivy League schools are prestigious, with many students vying for acceptance and few actually earning a spot as an attendee. However, for people seeking the cushiest early-career salaries, the Ivy Leagues aren't paying off instantly.

No Greater Waste of Money Than an HBCU

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Given their mission, there is a rough road ahead for HBCUs in trying to reconcile low graduation rates, high loan default percentages, and low entry-level salaries for those who graduate against the rising definitions of value in higher education.

Poll: Americans Reveal What's More Important Than Graduating From College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | College

In finding the right college, Americans care less about whether its students are likely to graduate, and more about whether the ones that do land a so...

Parents, It's Time to Have 'The (Money) Talk' With Your Student

Jodi Okun | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Some children dream about the school they want to attend or the career they want to pursue for years. Most parents don't want to introduce the harsh reality of money into dreams like that. It's not easy, but it's better to sit down now and face facts.

The Return on Investment That Comes From a Liberal Arts Education

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Cindi Bigelow

Young people are America's future. They are the products of a liberal arts education, and they have been given a chance at a new life because people with vision offered them scholarships.

College for All? Forget College? Irreconcilable Extremes

Susan D. Blum | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Susan D. Blum

College for all? Forget college? It depends. And one of the things it depends on is that taboo U.S. topic: social class.

The Colleges That Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck

Posted 06.16.2012 | College

Is college worth it? Well, some colleges definitely are. Payscale, a salary data website, has compiled a list of the colleges with the best ROI, or...

Colleges With The Lowest Return On Investment

Posted 06.20.2011 | College

North Carolina's Shaw University is the higher education institution least worth its cost, according to Payscale's annual survey of college return on ...

15 Colleges Worth Your Investment

Posted 06.08.2011 | College

Which colleges are worth their often more than $200,000 price tag? According to's annual survey of college return on investment rates,...

College Isn't Common Stock

Grant Calder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Grant Calder

Return on investment (ROI) may be a useful measure for deciding whether to buy shares in a bond fund or a software company; but college is not just a commodity, it's a process, in the best cases a transformative one.