Colleges & Universities


  • Number of foreign students in US hits record high Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, said nearly 900,000 international students were studying in...

  • Trillion dollar college debt crisis     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    The latest national figures from the Institute for College Access and Success reveal more than two thirds of graduates have at least some debt. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports data is showing the rate of increase in student debt and in tuition is slowing considerably.

  • More students borrowing more: Report     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET

    In some states the student loan debt has topped $30,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with a snapshot of college debt.

  • University system requests additional $52 million Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    CONCORD, N.H.— New Hampshire's state universities want an additional $52 million next year to maintain a tuition freeze, give more scholarships to science and math students and lower tuition for some community-college transfer students. Representatives from the University System of New Hampshire presented the request to Gov. "Applications tanked" after the...

  • College prices continue to creep up Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average sticker price, with room and board included, for undergraduate students attending a four-year college or university in their home state was $18,943. Out-of-state students at those schools paid, on average, $32,762.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports why many parents are hiring college planners to help with the child's application process.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- A group representing for-profit colleges on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration's new gainful employment rules that aim to protect students from lackluster degrees and huge debt loads. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, representing 1,400 institutions, filed the suit at the U.S. District...

  • Colleges up big on PE, VC funds Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Healy Hall, the flagship building of Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, D.C.

    Academia continues to rebuild its fiscal position after being whacked in the financial crisis with a heavy allocation to alternative investments.

  • Professor celebrating wasted time online     Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Goldsmith is the professor behind the class "Wasting Time on the Internet." Goldsmith says students will be able to look at anything on the Internet in order to create great works of literature out of the experience.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 3- U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government's condemnation of some education loan servicers' unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a report last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found one or more student loan servicers had charged...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. Worries over high loan levels have also been voiced by President Barack Obama and more recently, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The data show that most of the nation's overall loan balances are held by those earning more than $60,000.

  • How to choose your college major     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • Big money for kids sports     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    The NCAA tells high school athletes the chances of getting a scholarship in many sports are around 2 percent. NBC Sports Dave Briggs, and CNBC.com's Kelley Holland, weigh in.

  • Fantasy football: College scholarship myths busted Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Becky Dionne in action

    The odds of playing in college--much less getting a scholarship--are lower than you might think. And the pressure is intense for those who do.

  • Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

  • New leader of Harvard endowment     Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Stephen Blyth will become the head of Harvard's endowment effective January 1st.

  • *Need for skilled talent puts London at odds with national policy. LONDON, Sept 17- When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

  • Sept 16- For-profit education companies Education Management Corp and Corinthian Colleges Inc said they would not be able to file their annual reports on time.

  • Is college a giant waste of money?     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary says a 4-year college degree program should not be the only gateway to the middle class.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- The U.S. consumer finance watchdog on Tuesday sued Corinthian Colleges for alleged predatory lending, saying that the for-profit institute lured students into taking out private student loans by touting "bogus" job prospects and using illegal debt-collection methods.