College Colleges & Universities

  • So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what his family might have paid at his other top choices, Penn State or the University of Vermont. "Without financial reasons I might have gone to Penn State, but on the other hand he was like,'...

  • Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve

    The Federal Reserve will seek more capital from largest US banks and relieve smaller banks, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said Monday.

  • Pornhub offering $25K STEM scholarship

    The adult entertainment company aims to support women pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

  • WASHINGTON— Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools said it would appeal Thursday's decision to Education...

  • The Widener Library at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Harvard University's investment arm on Thursday said its portfolio lost 2 percent during the 2016 fiscal year.

  • Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute. Enrollment at the University of Phoenix chain fell 22 percent this year, to 171,000 students,...

  • Executive Edge: Oxford tops list of best universities

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses some of the morning's most provocative headlines.

  • Oxford tops world university rankings

    Phil Baty, editor of The Times Higher Education Rankings, discusses the results and trends within universities.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- In the days after the redesigned SAT college entrance exam was given for the first time in March, some test-takers headed to the popular website reddit to share a frustration. The math itself wasn't the problem, said Vicki Wood, who develops courses for PowerScore, a South Carolina- based test preparation company. When it decided to redesign the SAT,...

  • "Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20- somethings or anyone else starting out. According to the College Board, the average public four-year college's net price— the amount you pay for tuition, fees, room and board after accounting for scholarships, grants and tax benefits— jumped from $9,940 a year to $13,320 from 2003-04 to 2013-14. Not surprisingly,...

  • College Graduate toss caps

    Research by Spear's magazine and consultancy firm WealthInsight reveals what degrees are most commonly held by millionaires.

  • But the next president could have his or her hands full, dealing with Iran in general and the agreement in particular. For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it's basically a question of continuity versus change. She supports it, while taking a generally tougher tone on Iran than President Barack Obama.

  • Americans blame Washington for declining economy

    Respondents of a Harvard Business School study believe the US political system hurts economic growth.

  • Chipotle testing burrito delivery using drones

    The Mexican-food chain is working with Alphabet's Project Wing to send food to college students.

  • Janice Chuah teaches a class of Singaporean children, some as young as 7, at her Concept Math tuition center.

    Parents have offered as much as $25,000 just to secure their child a place in classes with one sought-after tutor.

  • What housing bubble?

    CNBC Contributor Ron Insana says there is no evidence of a nationwide real estate bubble, while realtor Dolly Lenz says houses are sitting on the market longer.

  • Living in a student

    More and more college students are living in luxury apartments. CNBC's Diana Olick reports.

  • Competition is upping the ante for amenities in student housing like this pool at newly opened Terrapin Row at University of Maryland.

    Residential developers are pouring money into the sector, upping the ante on amenities and seeing occupancy rise.

  • Parents saving for college hits an all-time high

    Many American families hope to pay 70-percent of higher education costs for their children.

  • 2U CEO: Attracting students to online education

    Chip Paucek, 2U CEO, talks about his attempts to attract students to online degrees by joining forces with prestigious universities and reverse the stigma that is sometimes attached to online education.