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  • 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...

  • Stanford University graduation last June.

    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.

  • 10 years of Cramer: College edition   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Cramer gets schooled

    Jim Cramer will school you...and in honor of Mad Money's 10th anniversary this week, here are five of the best moments from Cramer's Back To School tours.

  • How 'Cinderellas' cash in on March Madness Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Khyle Marshall #23 of the Butler Bulldogs holds the ball as Elias Harris #20 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs defends at Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 19, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    As March Madness approaches, small schools will battle for bragging rights, national exposure and the 'Flutie Effect.'

  • Sweet Briar closes down   Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Sweet Briar closes down

    Private women's college Sweet Briar says it will close down at the end of this year. A sign of more to come?

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 23- Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year. About half of all colleges front-load their grants, according to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, who analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistic's Integrated Postsecondary...

  • UMass reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 18- More U.S. students continued to borrow larger sums for their college education last year, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, while total student loan balances tripled over the last decade. The average balance was some $27,000. While the 2007-2009 recession depressed other forms of household debt, Americans continued to...

  • '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.