The Best 4-Year College In Every State

Fun Fact: There are over two thousand four-year colleges and universities in the United States. To suggest that a prospective college student has a lot of options when it comes to picking the college of his or her dreams is …

The Best 2-Year Colleges In Every State

If you’re weighing the difference between a bachelor’s and an associate degree, you might be doing so for a variety of reasons. For example, perhaps you want to attend a college close to home, or perhaps you’re searching for a …

How to Use PayScale’s College Salary Report

Choosing where to attend college or university and what you want to study is often a difficult decision. As if you needed more to think about, your choice of school and major can greatly impact your future earning potential. With …

The Best Associate Degrees To Get Right Now

electrical engineering technologyIf the time commitment or cost of attaining a bachelor’s degree gives you pause, or if you know you won’t need a bachelor’s degree to pursue your career of choice, an associate degree might be a good option. The best …

The Best Bachelor’s Degrees To Get Right Now

If you or your child is college-bound, you’ve probably thought once or twice about what type of degree will be the most financially beneficial by the time graduation rolls around. Of course, everyone who wants a bachelor’s degree wants to …

Is College Worth It? Yes, But Not Always

Is it still worthwhile to attend college?

This has been a constant question, and as an economist and higher education researcher, I can wholeheartedly say yes. The data are clear: individuals with at least some college education make more money …

When the Humanities Are Worth It

The ongoing public debate over the value of a college degree in the humanities reminds me of an old horse-racing joke: An owner takes his injured animal to the vet. “Will I be able to race this horse again?” he …