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  • INDUSTRY, Calif.— Students lined up for hours under a blistering sun Tuesday outside now-closed Corinthian Colleges, hoping to get their transcripts and frustrated with their options: If they find another school willing to accept their credits, they won't qualify to have their existing loans discharged. Several for-profit schools were ready to recruit...

  • School's out (for good) at Corinthian College   Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    School's out (for good) at Corinthian College

    Corinthian College has closed its last schools, leaving thousands of California students displaced. Insight, with Jeffrey Selingo, "College (Un)Bound" author.

  • Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The closures include Heald College campuses in California, Hawaii and...

  • COLUMN-Two-year degrees can really pay off Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:36 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...

  • Higher education wealth gap widens Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Banners hang outside Memorial Church on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    The wealth gap is widening among America's colleges and universities.

  • Starbucks college plan like 'teaching man to fish' Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Starbucks' decision to pay for a four year degree is better than a pay hike, Georgetown University's Nicole Smith said.

  • Tuition free college banks on market   Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 4:35 PM ET
    Tuition free college banks on market

    Berea College in Kentucky has an endowment of more than $1 billion invested in the stock market. President of the college Lyle Roelofs explains how the plan works.

  • Starbucks' employees assets: Economist   Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 4:26 PM ET
    Starbucks employees assets: Economist

    Starbucks is upping its tuition plan to offer all eligible employees a 4-year, full-ride through Arizona State University's online degree program. Nicole Smith, chief economist at the Georgetown University Center, discusses education and the workforce.

  • UPDATE 1-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of around 550 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list...

  • COLUMN-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of 556 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list with his...

  • Graduating Stanford University students are shown before the start of the 123rd Stanford commencement ceremony, June 15, 2014, in Stanford, Calif.

    Stanford has made tuition free for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. That's great news for the mere 5.05% of students accepted to the nation's most selective college.

  • Is an Ivy League education worth it?   Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Is Ivy League worth it?

    Frank Bruni, New York Times, and Naomi Schaefer Riley of New York Post, discuss the benefits of Ivy League school and whether it is necessary for ultimate success.

  • Why Chinese students want US college degrees   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:58 PM ET
    Why Chinese students want US college degrees

    Chinese nationals are the fastest growing student population in the United States, but it is a tedious process for many Chinese prospective students to get into a U.S. college. So what makes it so appealing? CNBC's Dina Gusovsky reports.

  • Stock pitch winner   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Stock pitch winner

    Student investor winners for the top stock pitch Brian Scott and Palmer Pawlusiak, discuss their reasons for pitching Patterson-UTI Energy.

  • Dow Chemical spin off   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Dow Chemical spin off

    Dow Chemical is spinning of its chlorine derivatives business and merging it with Olin Corp., with the FMHR traders.

  • Trade School: Millennials talk strategy   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:39 PM ET
    Trade School: Millennials talk strategy

    FMHR trader Josh Brown asks students at the Engage conference their take on the market.

  • Traders answer your questions   Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:38 PM ET
    Traders answer your questions

    The FMHR traders answer questions from students at the Engage conference.

  • Laurence D. Fink Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Larry Fink

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

  • Is MBA still a good bet?   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Is MBA still a good bet?

    Dean Donna Rappacioli, Gabelli School of Business, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss the value of an advanced degree in business.

  • The CNBC guide to bracketology   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    The CNBC guide to bracketology

    March Madness is upon us, and that means it's time to fill out a bracket. CNBC.com's Eric Chemi gives you the tips you need to win your office pool this year.