Education

Where Is the Value in a Four-Year Education?

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Value. Okay, that wasn't exactly how it went. But just as our view of plastics has changed significantly since the era of The Graduate, the American dream of the 1960s -- marriage, a family, a house in the suburbs and hopefully a decent college edu...

Recent Studies Confirm College Ultimately Worth The Cost

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

NEW YORK -- Creighton Olsen routinely questions the wisdom of his college investment. Specifically, whether his struggle to secure a decent-paying job since graduating from college a year ago justifies the expense. "I guess I thought I'd get a good job and make a decent enough salary and be able t...

Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan Trumpet DREAM Act Despite Political Barriers

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Despite the DREAM Act’s low likelihood for Senate passage, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for a renewed awareness of the plight of undocumented students in advance of the measure’s first senate hearing this Tuesday. "We just need the human potential, the tremendous capacity, to cont...

Wells Fargo's New Fixed-Rate Student Loans Come With High Interest

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo is hoping to make its student loans more attractive to families. The San Francisco-based bank says it is now offering fixed-rate student loans, which is a departure from the industry practice. Unlike federal student loans, the private student loans issued by banks typically c...

Student Loans

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo is hoping to make its student loans more attractive to families. The San Francisco-based bank says it is now offering fixed-rate student loans, which is a departure from the industry practice. Unlike federal student loans, the private student loans issued by banks typica...

Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WE all enjoy speculating about which Arab regime will be toppled next, but maybe we should be looking closer to home. High unemployment? Check. Out-of-touch elites? Check. Frustrated young people? As a 24-year-old American, I can testify that this rich democracy has plenty of those too. About one...

When A College Education Doesn't Help You Find A Job

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011

Higher education is a huge asset for American workers -- except when it comes to leaving the ranks of the unemployed. The past several years have been particularly unkind to the long-term unemployed. As of last month, more than 6 million Americans were unemployed for 27 weeks or more, accounting f...

DOES PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION REALLY PAY OFF?

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

WHEN YOU HEAR THAT SOMEONE GRADUATED FROM HARVARD OR PRINCETON, DO YOU AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME THAT THEY’RE MAKING THE BIG BUCKS? YOU’RE PROBABLY RIGHT, ACCORDING TO PAYSCALE’S DATA ON WHAT DIFFERENT COLLEGE GRADUATES EARN. BUT, THEY ALSO LIKELY PAID THE BIG BUCKS TO GO TO AN ELITE PRIVATE SCHOOL RAT...

Pubilc or Private: To Be or Not To Be

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

IT’S WONDERFUL TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE SENDING YOUR KIDS TO A SCHOOL THEY LOVE, WHERE THEY SEEM TO BE THRIVING ACADEMICALLY AND SOCIALLY. I’M SURE THOSE ARE TWO OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITERIA YOU SOUGHT WHEN YOU SELECTED THIS SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILDREN. OF COURSE, ONCE YOUR KIDS ENROLLED, YOU LEARNED SOME...

Education ROI

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

INVESTING IN A COLLEGE EDUCATION PAYS BIG LIFETIME DIVIDENDS, WITH COLLEGE GRADUATES GENERALLY EARNING FAR MORE THAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. AND SOME STUDIES FIND THAT, AFTER FACTORING IN POTENTIALLY HIGHER COSTS, DIPLOMAS FROM THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS MAY BE WORTH EVEN MORE. MARK SCHNEIDER...

Value of Degreee Varies By What You End Up Doing With It

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF ATTENDING COLLEGE DOES COLLEGE REALLY PAY OFF? YES. EVEN PEOPLE WHO WORK IN JOBS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A COLLEGE DEGREE USUALLY MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEIR COWORKERS WITHOUT COLLEGE DEGREES. AS THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE BECOMES MORE SPECIALIZED AND LOWER-SKILL JOBS ARE BEING...

How Long For College To Pay Off?

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

BY SCOTT BURNS DOES IT PAY TO GO TO COLLEGE? IF YOU CHECK WWW.COLLEGEBOARD.COM, YOU'LL FIND A REASSURING STUDY SHOWING THAT EDUCATION REALLY DOES PAY. WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE INTANGIBLES, THE STUDY SHOWS THAT EACH ADDITIONAL LEVEL OF EDUCATION DRAWS A HIGHER LIFETIME INCOME. WHILE THE MEDIAN HIG...

THE BUSINESS OF YOU: DOES COLLEGE PAY OFF FOR BLACK STUDENTS?

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

BY JACKIE JONES IN A RECENT STUDY CONDUCTED BY THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE, A NONPARTISAN THINK TANK IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR GRADUATES OF FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES, WHO ARE UNDER 27 YEARS OF AGE, WAS 13.3 PERCENT. THE OVERALL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS WAS 15 PERCEN...

DOES A COLLEGE DEGREE REALLY PAY OFF?

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

YOU HEAR IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN: A HIGHER EDUCATION LEADS TO BETTER PAYING CAREERS AND FINANCIAL STABILITY. NOW, AT A TIME WHEN EVEN THE MOST EXPERIENCED AND EDUCATED INDIVIDUALS REMAIN UNEMPLOYED AFTER THE RECENT MASSIVE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, MANY ARE CALLING THAT BELIEF INTO QUESTION. JOBS ARE S...

Education ROI Depends on Career

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

DOES A COLLEGE DEGREE PAY OFF? THE DATA SHOWS THAT A COLLEGE DEGREE CORRELATES DIRECTLY TO YOUR SALARY RANGE—AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPENSATION AND EDUCATION LEVEL IS BECOMING EVEN MORE PROMINENT. AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY, AMERICAN WORKING LIFE WAS DIFFERENT. ONLY A MINORITY OF ADUL...

HOW DOES A COLLEGE DEGREE IMPACT YOUR WORKING FUTURE?

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

HERE ARE SOME ANSWERS, HIGHLIGHTED IN THE OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK QUARTERLY (FALL 2002) ARTICLE BY ARLENE DOHM AND IAN WYATT, "OUTLOOK AND EARNINGS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES", 2000-2010. THE BIG QUESTION THESE AUTHORS RAISE IS, "ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY NOW, IN TIME AND MONEY, FOR THE FOLLOWING LONG-TERM R...

A COLLEGE EDUCATION MAY NOT BE WORTH AS MUCH AS YOU THINK.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

BY MARY PILON WALL STREET JOURNAL FOR YEARS, HIGHER EDUCATION WAS TOUTED AS A SAFE PATH TO PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL SUCCESS. EASY MONEY, IN THE FORM OF STUDENT LOANS, FLOWED TO HELP PARENTS AND STUDENTS FINANCE DEGREES, WITH THE IMPLICATION THAT IN THE LONG RUN, A BACHELOR'S DEGREE WAS A GOOD BET...

A FOUR-YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE, SEEN FOR GENERATIONS AS A TICKET TO A BETTER LIFE, IS NO LONGER ENOUGH T

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

JUST ASK BEA DEWING. AFTER SHE EARNED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE -- HER SECOND -- IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FROM MARYLAND'S FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1986, SHE ENJOYED ALMOST UNBROKEN ADVANCES IN WAGES, EVENTUALLY EARNING $89,000 A YEAR AS A DATA MODELER FOR SPRINT CORP. IN LAWRENCE, KAN. THEN, IN 2002, SPRI...

THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF ATTENDING COLLEGE

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2011

Does college really pay off? Yes. Even people who work in jobs that do not require a college degree usually make more money than their coworkers without college degrees. As the American workforce becomes more specialized and lower-skill jobs are being farmed out to workers in other countries, a co...

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