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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.