Colleges & Universities


  • Some college athletic departments are figuring out the answer to juicing revenue — beer.

  • Back To School Survey: Flat Sales     Thursday, 21 Jul 2011 | 7:50 AM ET

    It's no surprise that we are seeing flat numbers this year, says Matthew Shay, National Retail Federation (NRF), president/CEO, who says jobs is heavily impacting spending.

  • 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.

  • Your Digital Life: Tablet Education     Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 1:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports interactive books on tablets are changing the way students interact in the classroom.

  • 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.

  • Well-Endowed: Notre Dame     Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Discussing investment strategies for the Fighting Irish's $7.2 billion endowment, with Scott Malpass, University of Notre Dame chief investment officer.

  • Well-Endowed: Penn State University     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Discussing investment strategies for PSU's $1 billion endowment, with David Branigan, Penn State University office of investment.

  • Big Win for For-Profit Education     Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

    New rules give for-profit colleges more time to comply with federal aid rules, with CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • $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.

  • Well-Endowed: U of Texas     Wednesday, 1 Jun 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    Discussing investment strategies for UT's $20 billion endowment, with Bruce Zimmerman, University of Texas CIO.

  • 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.