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  • Help Wanted: Astronauts Monday, 21 Nov 2011 | 2:25 PM ET

    Looking for a job? Got a college degree and 20/20 eyesight? Call NASA. The space agency is putting out the help wanted sign...for astronauts.

  • New Careers After 40 Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 3:27 PM ET
    Life may begin at 40, but job searches that begin at that age can be discouraging. After all, it’s not the job market that it used to be. Entire professions are disappearing, and the labor market is flooded with unmarried, childless, eager young applicants whose salary requirements are generally lower.Despite this grim scenario, older workers shouldn’t despair. They bring such hard-won assets as experience and discipline to the table, and the people doing the hiring know it. “Savvy employers are

    CNBC.com spoke with experts in tech, human resources, and finance to determine which professions are best for workers over 40.

  • What's the Value of a Penn State Diploma Now? Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 | 11:43 AM ET
    Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football defensive coordinator (center), placed in police car.

    The human tragedy that's become the Penn State University child molestation scandal is forcing some high school students to think twice about attending the college—and whether a PSU diploma still has value.

  • President Obama has come out with his proposal to expand income-based repayment and permit consolidation of FFELP and Direct Loans.

  • Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Go To School Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 9:29 AM ET

    In a bid to take control of their own careers and avoid joining the unemployment line, college students are flocking to entrepreneurial programs — and schools are rushing to serve their needs.

  • Jack Welch: Investing in Education  Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 7:15 AM ET

    Insight on why investing in education is the key to turning economic vulnerability into stability, with Robert Silberman, Strayer Education and Jack Welch former GE chairman/CEO & head of Jack Welch Management Institute.

  • Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts

    Among the many sports management institutions, The University of Massachusetts is making a heck of a run to be known as the best program in the land. A donation from the family of the late IMG founder Mark H. McCormack not only has armed the school with McCormack's collection of over 1,500 boxes of contracts and notes, but has also endowed an Executive-in-Residence program.

  • Brewing College Tuition War?  Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 2:45 PM ET

    A look at whether colleges will soon compete on pricing, with Edwin Welch, University of Charleston president.

  • College Affordability  Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 10:47 AM ET

    Discussing President Obama's plan to lower student loan payments for millions of borrowers, with Andrew Rosen, Kaplan, Inc. chairman/CEO.

  • Just as the Obama administration unveils new measures it says will ease crushing student loan debt, the College Board is out with new figures showing the cost of college surged again this year, and student borrowing along with it.

  • Betty Shotton - Author of "Liftoff Leadership" Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that adversity is a gift. Leaders inevitably face daunting and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Demand Student Loan Relief Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Occupy Wall Street

    It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.

  • Op-Ed: Buried in Student Loans? Don't Blame the Banks Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 2:56 PM ET
    OWS education

    The “Occupy Wall Street” protest has been struggling to find an issue to occupy. One issue coming to the fore is student loans—the growing number of unemployed former students who borrowed money in search of the American dream and now find they can’t afford to pay it back. Call it buyer’s remorse, they made a mistake and want their loans “forgiven”.

  • Endowment Investment Strategies  Wednesday, 5 Oct 2011 | 2:42 PM ET

    Discussing the state of college endowments from the Barefoot Economic Summit, with Chas Cocke, Investure managing director, and CNBC's David Faber.

  • Most Expensive College Towns Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    College days have long been associated with ramen diets and budget-minded lifestyles. However, the sketchy, overcrowded housing often found around colleges doesn’t fully represent the communities surrounding many universities. Nonstudents and students alike value college towns and cities for their vibrant arts communities and other cultural amenities, including indie film houses, live theater, concerts, and prominent guest lecturers, or even to live as super-fans of the local winning sports team

    Check out the 10 most expensive college towns, ranked from the least to the most expensive, including two towns from the same state university system.

  • Innovation on Campus: Changing the DNA of Higher Education Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 12:34 PM ET
    The Innovative University

    Real innovation isn’t common in higher education, especially at the most prestigious schools.

  • The Education of Millionaires

    "Our national dialogue is finally starting to allow space for questioning some of these once-sacrosanct myths about higher education," the author writes adding, "People are looking for alternatives. Cheaper, faster, quicker alternatives, which don’t require debt, or time off from careers."

  • The return on investment for a college education still pays off in the long term. College graduates consistently earn higher average incomes than their non-degreed counterparts and experience lower unemployment rates.

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate for college grads is the highest since 1970 and while this dismal data may be discouraging, future business leaders should keep in mind: you have a lot more to offer a business than simply a college degree.

  • For decades, we have often heard that the journey to career success requires a college degree. While we all want the best for our children, as parents, it is imperative that we pause to examine the educational myth that permeates society and choose whether or not to perpetuate this mentality.