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  • 'Mend or end' diversity debate hit by new twist Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 PM ET

    Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.

  • Schools ride high stock, VC returns to 15% gain Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University

    Investments by academic institutions did well in 2014, boosting long-term performance records hit during the financial crisis.

  • The true value of a 529 plan  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    President Obama has dropped his controversial proposal to tax 529 plans, but as CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports, the ability to withdraw tax-fee funds for higher education isn't the only reason these plans are an attractive vehicle for millions of families to save for college.

  • What is rich? Taxing college savings  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    President Obama plans to tax the 529 college savings plan. Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the "Closing Bell" panel debate the topic.

  • DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. Administration officials said on Saturday the president would propose higher capital gains taxes, new fees on large financial firms, and other measures to raise...

  • DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. The revival of middle-class jobs has been one of Obama's mantras since he took office in 2009 fighting the worst economic crisis in generations.

  • Analyzing the business of business schools  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    David Thomas, Dean of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, discusses the rationale of viewing business education from a global context and outlines how the university benefited from a relaxation in U.S.-China visa rules.

  • NJ college drops $210K on giant bird statue Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 3:45 PM ET

    The second largest public university in New Jersey is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a statue of their mascot.

  • Total enrollments at Apollo's flagship University of Phoenix dropped 20.4 percent to 592,853 in the quarter ended Nov. 30. Corinthian Colleges Inc and ITT Educational Services are under the U.S. government's scrutiny over their student loans and placement rates. Phoenix, Arizona-based Apollo forecast revenue of $580 million- $595 million for the second...

  • 2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson predicts the family income will not keep up with education costs, and government programs will fall short.

  • Education Playbook: Cost of admission  Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at trends in the rising costs of education.

  • LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...

  • Private university presidents who earn $1M or more Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    In this May 21, 2005 file photo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is shown during commencement excercises in Troy, N.Y.

    One private university president made over $7 million, compared to a median compensation amount of $400,000.

  • COLUMN-No need for irrational fears of student loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt- so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The vast majority of people aged 16-19 recognize the importance of a college degree, but most say they either want to avoid...

  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.

  • Getting an MBA may be cheaper than you think Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Students at an orientation at Rice University, Houston.

    If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.

  • Public school drops $219K on a ...conference table Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    A publicly funded university in New Jersey is under fire for spending over $200,000 to have a conference table custom-built in China.

  • Joel Klein's fix for US schools  Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:41 AM ET

    Joel Klein, "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools" author, discusses how implementing incentives that reward good teachers will go a long way to cultivate better educators and improve the nation's existing school system.

  • The old college try  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    A few students at the University of North Texas tripled their portfolio in just 4 weeks. TD Ameritrade CEO Fred Tomczyk, provides insight to the college challenge. The winning team's captain Mason Hendrickson, discusses his team's strategy.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Many parents will not learn how much they must pay for their children's college education until financial aid packages arrive this spring. By then it may be too late to get a better deal. Run the numbers every year, starting when your kids are in middle school, said Troy Onink, chief executive officer of college planning service Stratagee.com.