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Jeff Selingo

College: An Investment That Repays in Income as Well as in Humanity

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Does any question loom as large over higher education today as whether the value of a college degree is worth what a student and their family invests ...

So Many Ways We Prepare Students for What Comes Next

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.01.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Hardly a week passes without a new article calling for a rethinking of America's higher education system. But is such a drastic change needed?

The Outdated Bachelor's Degree

Jeff Selingo | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Jeff Selingo

As the cost of college has spiraled upward in the past decade, parents and students have become focused more than ever on employment preparation and graduating on time. Intellectual discovery and exploration are no longer a priority. It's too expensive.

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

When the Jobs of Tomorrow Don't Exist Today: Jeff Selingo on College, Liberal Arts, and the Possible Future

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Davis Schneiderman

"How do I know that my son or daughter has learned something in your class? You tell me, 'Well, you know, he got an A, he showed up every day, and he was here for 15 weeks. He must have learned something.' Yet we want to know that there's value."

An Evolution Instead of a Revolution in Higher Ed

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

When any sector of the economy undergoes sweeping change -- just as higher ed is experiencing now -- every new development feels like a major turning point. But in hindsight, what we think of as big moments at the time often turn out to be just blips in the life cycle of an industry.

More Detours Needed on Path to College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

It seems we send some kids off to college because there is nowhere else to put them. The campus is a convenient, if expensive, warehouse.

Let's Expand Our Definition of Education After High School

Jeff Selingo | Posted 12.02.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

After graduating from high school, he enrolled in Moberly Area Community College, a half-hour south of Macon. Two semesters later, the 28-year-old dropped out. His transcript was filled with A's, but he was bored in his classes.

An Alternative Admissions Path to Elite Colleges?

Jeff Selingo | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

When Harvard and MIT announced that they would offer online courses free to the masses, they pledged $60 million to the effort. All for courses that, for now, won't bring in a penny in tuition revenue.

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.

One Solution for the Precarious Future of Small Colleges

Jeff Selingo | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Advances in technology can now link together institutions that are separated by thousands of miles.

Student Swirl and the Coming Threat to Higher Education

Jeff Selingo | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

College campuses are full of long-held assumptions about how academe works. A perilous one for the future of American higher education is that high-school students pick a college, enroll, and -- two or four years later -- graduate from the same institution.

Taking Some of the Guesswork Out of the Value-of-College Question

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.22.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Beginning this spring, Virginia families will have access to a key component in answering the value-of-college question: median salaries for the graduates of hundreds of programs across every public and some private colleges in the state.

'Free Market' Will Lead to Lower Tuition? Good Luck.

Jeff Selingo | Posted 04.07.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

But for an expense that is among the biggest of a family's lifetime (perhaps second only to the purchase of a home), we should be able to do better than rely on annual rankings from a magazine that doesn't really publish anything beyond rankings anymore.

A Student-Centered Future for Higher Ed

Jeff Selingo | Posted 03.27.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Hardly a week goes by when we don't hear another announcement that has the potential to chip away at the student market that is currently the lifeblood of colleges on the margins, in both quality and financial health.

The Value Gap

Jeff Selingo | Posted 03.13.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

For the vast majority of colleges, the time has come to prove their worth if they have any plans to continue the price increases of the past several years.

Let's Rethink How We Pay for College

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.18.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Student loans are not going away, despite calls by Occupy protesters to have the federal government finance public colleges entirely and write off all student debt. So rather than debate the impossible, we should instead discuss better ways of financing a college degree.

Wanted: Better Employees

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.12.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers.