• Go Ahead, Study What You Love

    American students pay more for their college education than ever before, so it's not surprising that they want to get the most out of their investment. The trouble starts when people start trying to force themselves to be interested in majors they couldn't care less about.

  • Math, Science Have Most Dropouts of Any Major

    Why are math and science majors worth big bucks post-college? In part, because they're pretty darn hard -- so hard that math and science majors have higher dropout rates than other courses of study.

  • Which College Major Has the Highest IQ?

    Sure, everyone thinks his college major is best, but until now, we were forced to go by cocktail party conversation and/or odds of post-graduation employment for metrics. Now, thanks to an infographic from, we can parse majors by IQ, too.

  • For Some Jobs, You Now Need a Graduate Degree
    Education has long been seen as the way for workers to dig themselves out of poverty and build a life. It seems that more and more education is becoming necessary to do these things. A bachelor's degree helps get you hired, but if you want to advance in your career, you may need a graduate degree.
  • Should Colleges Charge Different Tuition for Different Majors?
    Reacting to to a sharp drop in state subsidies, colleges have opted for selective tuition hikes per undergraduate majors instead of equitable price increases. Does that influence how incoming students select their major? At least one analyst says that does, indeed, appear to be the case.
  • Oregon Looks at New Ways to Fund College
    While the student debt crisis remains a hot-button issue on a national scale, Oregon lawmakers have come up with a novel idea for funding higher education: Have students pay a small percentage of their salary over the span of many years.
  • The Importance of Internships From Lauren Berger,
    We had the chance to chat with Lauren Berger, "The Intern Queen," to get her input on the role that internships play in preparing college students for successful careers. Here's what the internship expert had to say.
  • Can Studying Physics Save Your Life?

    PayScale always tells you that picking a STEM major can make your life better by upping your chances of earning more money, but a recent article on Slate indicates another key benefit -- it can save your life.

  • Can Technology and Accountability Save Higher Education?
    Higher education in America faces a dilemma. How can we make college more accessible, make sure students learn, make sure they finish their degrees on time and still keep it affordable enough for all socioeconomic levels? At least one study suggests technology and improved accountability measures could be the answer.
  • How Do We Make College More Accessible?
    The divide between America's rich and poor has grown extensively in the past 30 years, especially for people raising kids. And while the rich have become richer, earnings have declined for the lowest-income echelon. Education can and should be the great equalizer, expanding opportunity for the poor. But how can we improve public policy to ensure that it's accessible to all income levels in an age of skyrocketing tuition costs?
  • 3 Crazy College Scholarships

    College is getting more expensive, seemingly by the minute. Smart students choose their schools carefully, pinch pennies, and look for cash anywhere they can -- including some truly odd college scholarships you have to see to believe.

  • Teach Kids to Code

    Teach Kids to Code
    Children pick up computer skills much faster than adults. If allowed to explore and learn coding skills with age-appropriate software, they may grow up to do great things.
  • Is College Worth the Effort Even if You Drop Out?
    Ideally, you'd finish your education. You'd graduate without debt. You'd land the job of your dreams. But life has a way of throwing us for a loop. Maybe you didn't have time to complete those degree requirements. Maybe an exciting job opportunity popped up in the middle of your academic career. You know what? That's totally OK. A new study says there's no such thing as a wasted education, whether or not you got the sheepskin to prove it.
  • Watch Out: Student Loan Rates are About to Double
    While college costs continue to mount, the rate of federally subsidized student loans is on track to double by July 1. That's if Congress doesn't act in time. Will lawmakers do something about it and come up with a spending plan? Or will millions of millennials get royally screwed?
  • Why College Is Still Worth the Cost (Even If You Never
    We have a serious problem: due to the high cost of education, many people forget that a good, well-rounded education is still worth the investment. Education shapes how we think and, therefore, who we are. Once earned, it can never be taken away.
  • 3 Scholarships for Math and Science Majors (Plus, a Neat Tool to Find Money for Any Other Major)

    Most career experts will tell you that picking a major solely based on money is a losing proposition. You might wind up with a well-paying gig after college, but you won't have much fun spending your money if you hate your job. Still, while money might not buy happiness, poverty certainly doesn't. If you're trying to figure out which major to pick, U.S. News' list of scholarships might sway your decision.

  • English Majors Can Earn Big Bucks If They Graduate From These Schools
    When a student decides to pursue a degree in English and/or Humanities, the initial reaction that most people have is, “Well, what will you be doing with that degree?” The question comes because unless you plan on being a teacher, the assumption is that the degree won’t translate into a career the way that a more specialized degree such as engineering, business, or computer sciences might after graduation. Of course, there is also the question of return of your investment after you have your degree. Will majoring in English and/or Humanities give you the best return on your investment financially?
  • It Makes Dollars, But Does it Make Sense? The Rising Cost of a College Degree
    The cost of college is at an all-time high, thus making the decision to attend (and the ability to afford) college a daunting one. With the "recovering" economy, soaring unemployment rates, and the terrible job market, adding school loan payments to the mix seems risky. Is earning (or having) a degree financially worth it in this day and age? Let's look at some recent data to find out.
  • Fortune 500 Companies Offer Training for College Credit

    Want to enroll in "Hamburger University?" Get a job at McDonald's, and you can! The fast food giant and several other major corporations offer training that can eventually lead to a college degree.

  • Cash Incentives, Plus Mentoring, Might Convince Some Students to Go to College

    A recent study from the University of California Davis and Dartmouth University found that coaching plus cash incentives can have "meaningful impacts" on students' decisions to attend college, as well as finish their degree. The catch? The impact was only noticeable on female students and recent immigrants. Male students who were native residents of the U.S. showed no variation in behavior.