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  • MBA Challenge: Georgetown Team  Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:33 PM ET

    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.

  • Colleges With CEO Alumni Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 5:12 PM ET
    “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Generation Limbo: Waiting It Out Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 9:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Thinking Small Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 10:09 AM ET

    JumpStart NYC was created to help unemployed professionals apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in opportunities at small, entrepreneurial companies.

  • Highest-Paid Bachelor Degrees Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:27 AM ET
    While graduate school is typically a safe shelter from the storm in an unforgiving job market, some who have gone back to school or recently graduated are finding that the college degree is worth the investment. The average salary for some professions is going up. The college class of 2011's average starting salary is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year, according to a report from the  NACE. Twice a year, NACE surveys its 900 member employers and 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with a

    What college degrees are pulling in the best paychecks? Click to find out!

  • Retooling At School Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 9:25 AM ET

    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.

  • The $89,000 Online MBA Degree Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 10:44 AM ET

    One of the world's top ranked business schools is taking its MBA program on a new course.

  • Tech Titans In CNBC's Top States For Business 2011 Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | 4:39 PM ET

    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.

  • Bill Gross Gets the College Crisis Wrong Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 12:02 PM ET
    Bill Gross of PIMCO participates in a conference on the future of housing finance at the Treasury Department in Washington, DC.

    Brill Gross joined the chorus of college skeptics today.

  • Black and white versions of the new iPad 2.

    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.

  • Colleges Now Offering Education in Disaster Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    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.

  • $100K to Not Go to College  Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    Peter Thiel, tech entrepreneur & venture capitalist, is giving $100,000 to 24 young adults to stop going to school and start focusing on building tech companies of tomorrow.

  • Purdue University's Endowment Gets Defensive: CIO Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 1:27 PM ET

    With continued uncertainty in the market, Purdue has chosen a defensive strategy and increased its endowment allocation to hedge funds, the university's chief investment officer and senior director of investments told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Well-Endowed Colleges & Universities  Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 12:24 PM ET

    A look at investment strategies and how universities are managing their endowments, with Scott Seidle, Purdue University CIO.

  • Yale Restricts Bush Fraternity for Five Years Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Yale fraternity whose alumni include both President Bushes has been banned from conducting any activities on campus for five years, as punishment for an episode in which members led pledges in chants offensive to women, the New York Times reports.

  • Online Degrees Come of Age in Asia Monday, 16 May 2011 | 4:11 AM ET

    Universities around the world have jumped on the e-learning bandwagon to varying degrees, from posting course materials online to making participation in online discussion forums an assessable course component,  the NYT reports.

  • Top 10 U.S. Cities for Young People Friday, 13 May 2011 | 3:14 PM ET
    What makes a city attractive to young people?Well, first and foremost, it’s that there will be other young people there.“You need other young people around to bounce ideas off of -- to get excited with. That’s No. 1 most important,” said Bert Sperling of .There has to be a strong indie culture – a lot of bands, artists and other creative types. To gauge that, Sperling checked in with , which helps artists sell their music and merchandise to fans, , a site that offers tools for musicians and shar

    Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.

  • Divorce Can Cost Everyone Dearly Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET

    There's much more than the legal costs and who gets the house. Not only will your cost of living  go up, from the everyday necessities and the niceties of life.