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Colleges & Universities


  • 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
    $100K to Not Go to College

    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
    Well-Endowed Colleges & Universities

    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.

  • Investing in Target Date Mutual Funds Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 9:42 AM ET

    These mutual funds, also known as  life cycle ones, take the hard work out of building a diversified portfolio. And judging by their soaring popularity, investors appreciate the convenience.

  • Every Parent's Nightmare: Your Grad Is Moving Home Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | 3:52 PM ET

    In the newsletter we received from USC was an article called, "A Full Nest Once Again: Preparing for Your Graduate to Move Back Home." Nooooooo. No no no. That's what parents pay tuition for—so universities can help prepare our children NOT to move back home. And yet Adecco, a global HR consulting firm, claims in a survey of more than 500 recent graduates that 40 percent of those who graduated in 2008...moved back home...into their old rooms...the rooms you turned into offices or gyms.

  • Slackers No More — Say Hello to ‘Generation Earn’ Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:32 AM ET
    Generation Earn

    "Somehow, my generation has earned a bad rap when it comes to money. We’ve been pegged as ‘generation debt,’ living at home with our parents while taking years to finish school, settle on a career, and choose a romantic partner. But that stereotype, it turns out, isn’t quite accurate," writes the author.

  • UK University Ex-Chief on Libya Funding Controversy Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 5:25 AM ET

    The London School of Economics should not have accepted research funding from a foundation run by the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the outgoing director of the London School of Economics told CNBC Thursday, but cuts in government funding will force governments to raise money more aggressively, he warned.

  • UK Is Europe's Bogus University Capital Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 1:55 AM ET

    Britain is the European capital for bogus universities with more than twice as many unaccredited institutions in the UK as genuine ones, according to Accredibase, a global database of unlicensed rogue universities.

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    As Asia’s economy powers ahead, the surge in M&A and IPO activity is creating high demand for corporate lawyers. International law firms in the region are beginning to ramp up hiring. But in doing so, they are increasingly facing a talent shortage. That's providing an opportunity for law school graduates from the U.S.

  • The College Bubble Is Leaking Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 2:28 PM ET

    Last summer, Barack Obama promised a new education program that would produce 8 million more college graduates by 2020. Few people at the time raised the obvious question: do we really need an additional 8 million college graduates? Where’s the evidence for a coming shortage of college educated workers?