Colleges & Universities


  • Harvard Endowment Reports 11% Return for Year Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 6:26 AM ET

    A year after a disastrous 27% percent decline that prompted layoffs, the Harvard endowment reported a solid 11% increase, the NY Times reports.

  • For-Profit Education Lobbying War Begins Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 5:34 PM ET
    cost of education

    The for-profit education industry has come out swinging against proposed changes in rules by the Education Department that could curtail government financial aid.

  • New Focus of Business Schools: Restoring Integrity Friday, 3 Sep 2010 | 12:42 PM ET
    degree and cash

    As Wall Street recovers from the financial crisis, one business school in its backyard is changing the way it positions students for jobs.

  • Greenberg: Spotlight on CEO Pay at For-Profit Schools Thursday, 2 Sep 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
    degree and cash

    As for-profit college scrutiny increases, executive compensation at these companies may be worth a look.

  • Greenberg: Why For-Profit School Stocks Selling Off Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | 5:21 PM ET

    On Friday, the Department of Education issued a report on the rate of loan repayments by college students. This is important because if the rates are too low students at those schools might not qualify for government loans,, without which some of these companies would have a hard time making a go of it.

  • GAO Finds For-Profit Schools Encouraged Fraud Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 3:03 PM ET

    An investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contends that for-profit colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices.

  • Harvard Professor, Jeffrey Miron

    Jeffrey Miron's sabbatical at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. in the second half of the 1980s didn't turn out the way he expected.  He gradually abandoned macroeconomics to focus on drug policy and economics in crime.

  • Civil Rights. Tyranny. War. These are a few of the historical events students have felt so passionately about that they've taken to the quad in protest. Add one more to that list: The sage advice of JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon.

  • Highest-Paying Degrees Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 2:32 PM ET
    If you're looking to pull in a big paycheck right out of college, take a look at these 10 jobs with the highest starting salaries. Overall, the average salary offered to 2010 graduates is $48,351—down 2 percent from the 2009 average of $49,353. Here are the degrees that garnered the highest salary offers, according to the .

    Here are the degrees that garner the highest salary offers, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Do You Have Zombie Projects? Friday, 8 Jan 2010 | 1:50 PM ET
    Simply Effective

    "There are many reasons why complexity flourishes in an organization – but one of the most common is “initiative overload.” Just like an individual can only handle so many things at once, the same is true of organizations," writes the author in this guest blog.

  • Career Check-up For 2010 Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | 11:34 AM ET

    Many New Year resolutions will revolve around career. Here are some questions to answer so you can get a running start into 2010.

  • Tis the season to be merry again or so they say. With Christmas a week away, the remaining 90 percent of the population that still have jobs might need some help getting into the swing of things this year.

  • Inflation Might Be Tame, But College Costs Keep Soaring Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 11:13 AM ET

    The cost of attending a four-year private college in the US increased 4.3%, to an average $35,636, this year. The cost of a public college grew even more.

  • Failure Factories: Colleges with Too Few Grads Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    At its top levels, the American system of higher education may be the best in the world. Yet in terms of its core mission — turning teenagers into educated college graduates — much of the system is simply failing.

  • Gimme a Job—Or I’ll Sue! Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    You don't have to wait for the Labor Department report on employment. If you want to know the state of the job market, look no further than Trina Thompson. A recent IT grad, Thompson is suing her college because she hasn't found a job yet.

  • Back to School: Saving for College Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 12:42 PM ET

    According to recently released reports from the College Board, most students and their families can expect to pay, on average, from $108 to $1,398 more than what they paid in 2008 for this year's tuition and fees, depending on the type of college.  And with inflation rates continuing to increase, these costs will likely double and even triple in the years to come.  Although these costs are quite daunting, there are ways that parents and kids can prepare themselves for the sticker shock of attending college. 

  • Social Media: What Employers Think Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 2:18 PM ET

    In one of my recent CNBC columns I advised jobseekers about managing social networking overwhelm.  Recently, I spoke with several employers representing a range of different companies about how they use social media in their recruiting.

  • Class Warfare: Grad Vs Grad Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Maybe it's just the Marxist in me, but I can't help feeling like every time I read about the economic travails of the under-30 set, the writers seem totally blind to even the slightest notion that "class," whether it be social or economic - or socioeconomic if you want to make yourself sound smart - matters.

  • Sallie Mae to Service $550 Billion in Student Loans Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    The Department of Education has selected student lender Sallie Mae and three other companies to service the $550 billion in outstanding federal student loans and future loans owned by the government.

  • College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Reed College

    With their endowments ravaged by the financial markets and more students clamoring for assistance, private colleges like Reed are making numerous changes this year in staff, students, tuition and classes that they hope will tide them over without harming their reputations or their educational goals.

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