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Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

Is College Really Worth The Money Anymore?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Over half of U.S. grandparents currently contribute or plan to donate to their grandchildren’s college funds, accor...

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

Education Is Worth the Investment

William J. Lowe | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
William J. Lowe

There is no greater financial investment in one's future than a college degree. While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

College Education or College Degree?

Troy Henderson | Posted 10.12.2014 | College
Troy Henderson

Gather any group of college professors in any discipline in any part of the country, and most (if not all) have noticed a mindset affecting many college students in which they seem to value their degree more than their education.

Let's Be Clear: College Isn't Right for Everyone, But It's the Key to Socioeconomic Mobility

Nancy A. Roseman | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Nancy A. Roseman

Let me be clear. College is not right for everyone, but it undisputedly remains the ticket to socioeconomic mobility. We need to stop debating its value, and instead focus on ensuring more students have access to college.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

No, Education Isn't Enough to Get You Out of the Ghetto

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Over 73 million adults have a college degree in this country, but less than 2 million of them are members of the One Percent. Most earn less than a fifth of what they'd need to qualify for the One Percent.

The Value of a College Degree

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Bennett

Is college worth its cost? A new study reported in the journal Science reiterates the long-standing conclusion that the clear answer is "yes." In case you're wondering why, below I'll give you an example in the same way I present it to students,

A High-School Diploma Is Pretty Much Useless These Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

When it comes to making money, college graduates have a huge and growing advantage over high-school graduates -- but that's mainly because the value o...

Is College the Right Path for Everyone?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.22.2014 | College
Gregory G. Allen

Many students go to college simply because they believe that is what they must do after leaving high school. I personally think a few years in between might be the best path for some -- while they find who they are as an adult.

10 Top Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Bob Lotich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Bob Lotich

With the cost of a four year college education rapidly moving beyond the range of affordability for many families, this is an excellent time to take a close look as some well-paying occupations that don't require a degree. Fortunately, there are plenty of them.

University of Toronto's "See Yourself Here" Event Attracts Record Crowd

University of Toronto News | Posted 05.21.2014 | College
University of Toronto News

Alumni and current students take part in the Faculty of Law's annual outreach program that draws students from across the greater Toronto area (all ph...

Ask the Art Professor: To What Extent Do Grades Define an Academic Career in Visual Art?

Clara Lieu | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When viewed as a challenge or barometer for progress, grades can make a positive contribution to your overall experience in art school.

It's Not Your Father's GED Anymore -- and That's a Good Thing

Molly Corbett Broad | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Molly Corbett Broad

You may have heard a lot about the new GED test. In fact, the new GED program unveiled this month will play a significant role in the national drive t...

Switching Away from the Degree

David Blake | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
David Blake

There has been a lot of talk about moving away from the degree. Education and business leaders have declared the degree "broken" and "obsolete," and c...

A Nontraditional Resolution

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If the typical resolution routine is not working for you, perhaps it is time to think about a true investment in yourself and your future. Consider the viability of going back to school in 2014 and continuing your education as an adult learner.

Why Knowing How to Code Is a Critical Skill for Today's Students

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Do not forget -- understanding the basics of computer science will aid you in nearly any field, as almost all businesses are emphasizing technology today.

For Working Adults, the Lure of a College Degree Remains Strong

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

The topic of the "ROI of a college degree," may be the strongest factor for working adults and other nontraditional students looking to return to a degree program. The need for higher education in this country is clear.

A MOOC BA? No Way!

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

The reason a One Year MOOC BA could work while a One Year residential BA would not is because -- on average -- MOOC classes make fewer demands on students than do their residential equivalents.

Don't Let Excuses Stop You From Finishing Your Degree in 2014

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. For many of the 37 million Americans who have some college education but no degree, life simply got in the way of their college pursuit.

Can MOOCs Revolutionize the College Transcript?

David Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Blake

The traditional college transcript is particularly unsuited for this task. It lists the courses completed and how people performed. But it says little about what someone actually learned or what a person knows.

Confronting the Liberal Arts Conundrum

Cathy Sandeen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Cathy Sandeen

In all the recent conversations about affordability, value, completion and employment, we should not lose sight of the very thing that makes American higher education an engine of economic development and the envy of the world.

Future Value of College Educations - ROI (Real or Implied) Credentials

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Not long ago, the term Return on Investment was used mainly by bankers, stockbrokers and portfolio managers. Now it has made its way into higher education.

One Big Reason To Worry Your Bachelor's Degree Isn't Enough

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Those with advanced degrees have experience substantial wage growth over the last 10 years. The same can't be said for people holding only bachelor's ...