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  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • No university does that better than Stanford University, which once again tops the Reuters 100. Decade after decade, Stanford's students and faculty consistently innovate. A 2012 study by the university estimated that all the companies formed by Stanford entrepreneurs generate $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, which would be equivalent to the 10th largest...

  • 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,'...

  • College tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. START EARLY: Start talking to your kids as young as possible, said Judith Ward, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price. BE SPECIFIC: Keith Bernhardt, vice president of Fidelity's college savings program, said that by 9th or 10th grade those conversations should still be positive...

  • Tax records show that Harvard University spent $253 million on scholarships in 2013 from its $35 billion endowment. Yale, the No. 2 endowment, spent $77 million of its $24 billion endowment on scholarships, an even smaller share. Meanwhile, Harvard spent more than $1 billion that year on programs and facilities, and earned $4.5 billion in endowment revenue.

  • BURLINGTON, Vt.— The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases. "Shifting completely away from the traditional lectures in that way, we are not...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept 23- The maker of the SAT, America's oldest college-entrance exam, promised to streamline its new math questions and scale back the reuse of tests, a longtime practice that has made the exam vulnerable to cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said the New York not-for-profit organization wants to simplify the word...

  • 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,...

  • Oxford tops world university rankings

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

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The union representing faculty and coaches at 14 state universities says its members will strike by the end of October if a new contract settlement is not reached. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said after a fifth day of marathon bargaining sessions Wednesday that it has proposed raising faculty pay by 12 percent while...

  • BOSTON— Tufts University in Boston is receiving a $15 million donation to expand its anatomy lab where medical students dissect cadavers. Tufts plans to build an expanded anatomy lab with new medical imaging equipment and room for more than 200 students and faculty. Medical students at Tufts and many other schools learn anatomy by dissecting cadavers.

  • 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,...

  • Sept 19- New Jersey's Stockton University is ramping up plans, including a bond sale this week, to build a $178 million campus in Atlantic City, the state's financially distressed gambling hub. The Atlantic County Improvement Authority will issue nearly $128 million of municipal bonds on Thursday for Stockton University to fund construction of a new campus in...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Go with your gut. "We find on the contrary that the physiological state of traders does have large effects on their success and survival," said John Coates co-author of the report and former Research Fellow in Neuroscience and Finance at the University of Cambridge and former Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank derivatives. A study of 18 male City of...

  • CARMEL, Ind.— For-profit college operator ITT Educational Services Inc. has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Indianapolis Star reported Friday that the Carmel, Indiana- based company is unloading its assets after the shutdown of 130 campuses nationwide. Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com.