College Colleges & Universities


  • College Endowments Shift Investing Strategies Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Colleges consistently depend on using a certain percentage of there endowment money every year, but because of the near zero percent interest rate environment they find themselves having to rethink the way they invest.

  • When the Senate HELP Committee holds its hearing on for-profit schools Thursday, it's likely to get an earful from Kathleen Bittel, a current employee of Education Management. Education Management spacer, whose Art Institutes represent more than half its enrollment, went public last October. The company’s largest investor is Goldman Sachs spacer. In SEC filings the company claims that around 85 percent of its students land jobs in their field or a “related field” within six months of graduation.

  • New Government Rules Too Tough: Devry CEO Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    As the US Department of Education weighs new rules at for-profit colleges, the president and CEO of Devry Inc., a major player in that arena, told CNBC Thursday that half the loans for higher education in the country would fail under the deparment's new definition for repayment.

  • The New Short: What Steve Eisman's Betting Against Now Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 2:18 PM ET

    After making the short heard 'round the world with his bet against the subprime housing market, here's what Steve Eisman, one of the key players in "The Big Short," is betting against now.

  • Greenberg: Behind Eisman’s For-Profit Short Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
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    As a main character in Michael Lewis’s bestseller, “The Big Short,” Eisman is best known for getting the subprime crisis right.  But at the time, his attempts to warn regulators were ignored.  This time they’re listening, especially after he capitalized on his role in the book with a report last June at an investment conference headlined, “Subprime Goes to College.”

  • Harvard Endowment Reports 11% Return for Year Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 6:26 AM ET

    A year after a disastrous 27% percent decline that prompted layoffs, the Harvard endowment reported a solid 11% increase, the NY Times reports.

  • For-Profit Education Lobbying War Begins Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 5:34 PM ET
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    The for-profit education industry has come out swinging against proposed changes in rules by the Education Department that could curtail government financial aid.

  • New Focus of Business Schools: Restoring Integrity Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 12:42 PM ET
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    As Wall Street recovers from the financial crisis, one business school in its backyard is changing the way it positions students for jobs.

  • Greenberg: Spotlight on CEO Pay at For-Profit Schools Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
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    As for-profit college scrutiny increases, executive compensation at these companies may be worth a look.

  • Greenberg: Why For-Profit School Stocks Selling Off Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

    On Friday, the Department of Education issued a report on the rate of loan repayments by college students. This is important because if the rates are too low students at those schools might not qualify for government loans,, without which some of these companies would have a hard time making a go of it.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • Harvard Professor, Jeffrey Miron

    Jeffrey Miron's sabbatical at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. in the second half of the 1980s didn't turn out the way he expected.  He gradually abandoned macroeconomics to focus on drug policy and economics in crime.

  • Civil Rights. Tyranny. War. These are a few of the historical events students have felt so passionately about that they've taken to the quad in protest. Add one more to that list: The sage advice of JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon.

  • Highest-Paying Degrees Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 2:32 PM ET
    If you're looking to pull in a big paycheck right out of college, take a look at these 10 jobs with the highest starting salaries. Overall, the average salary offered to 2010 graduates is $48,351—down 2 percent from the 2009 average of $49,353. Here are the degrees that garnered the highest salary offers, according to the .

    Here are the degrees that garner the highest salary offers, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Do You Have Zombie Projects? Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
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    "There are many reasons why complexity flourishes in an organization – but one of the most common is “initiative overload.” Just like an individual can only handle so many things at once, the same is true of organizations," writes the author in this guest blog.

  • Career Check-up For 2010 Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 11:34 AM ET

    Many New Year resolutions will revolve around career. Here are some questions to answer so you can get a running start into 2010.

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    Tis the season to be merry again or so they say. With Christmas a week away, the remaining 90 percent of the population that still have jobs might need some help getting into the swing of things this year.

  • Inflation Might Be Tame, But College Costs Keep Soaring Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    The cost of attending a four-year private college in the US increased 4.3%, to an average $35,636, this year. The cost of a public college grew even more.

  • Failure Factories: Colleges with Too Few Grads Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    At its top levels, the American system of higher education may be the best in the world. Yet in terms of its core mission — turning teenagers into educated college graduates — much of the system is simply failing.

  • Gimme a Job—Or I’ll Sue! Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    You don't have to wait for the Labor Department report on employment. If you want to know the state of the job market, look no further than Trina Thompson. A recent IT grad, Thompson is suing her college because she hasn't found a job yet.