RICHMOND, Va.— Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Terry McAuliffe announced the Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday.» Read More
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”.
Discussing the state of college endowments from the Barefoot Economic Summit, with Chas Cocke, Investure managing director, and CNBC's David Faber.
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.
Real innovation isn’t common in higher education, especially at the most prestigious schools.
"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.
The MBA faceoff is a part of CNBC's Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge where students from eight of the nation's top business schools compete for prizes and bragging rights. Matt Stoeckle, Georgetown McDonough School of Business discusses his team's strategy.
CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.
Meet the members of what might be called Generation Limbo: Highly educated 20-somethings, whose careers are stuck in neutral, coping with dead-end jobs and listless prospects.
JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.
What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!
With many jobs and businesses becoming obsolete because of technology, and the slow recovery generating few jobs, education may be the ticket to a new career.
Some college athletic departments are figuring out the answer to juicing revenue — beer.
One of the world's top ranked business schools is taking its MBA program on a new course.
Ranking No. 1 for the 5th year running, California surpassed even its own 2010 performance. Yet, tech-savvy runners-up to the Silicon Valley state aren’t that far behind.
Brill Gross joined the chorus of college skeptics today.
Interactive textbooks on tablet devices, including Apple's iPad, are changing the way students learn and the way educators teach. The technology could revolutionize colleges, universities, and schools of all kinds.
Carlene Pinto watched from her middle-school classroom in Brooklyn as the plane pierced the second tower; then she trudged the three miles home as paperwork and dust rained from the sky. Rebecca Rodriguez felt helpless as a teenager watching Hurricane Katrina unfold on television. And Lindsay Yates still shudders at the recollection of Hurricane Fran, which killed two dozen people in her native North Carolina when she was a second grader, the New York Times reports.