Colleges & Universities


  • 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
    Jack Welch: Investing in Education

    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
    Brewing College Tuition War?

    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
    College Affordability

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

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    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
    Endowment Investment Strategies

    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."

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

    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.