LOS ANGELES, April 20- Steven Polasck of Corpus Christi, Texas, liked math and science in high school. He considered attending a four-year college but ultimately decided to use his strengths to get a two-year degree in instrumentation from Texas State Technical College. "I went to work on the Monday after graduation," said Polasck, 27, who monitors and fixes systems...» Read More
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.
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.
A look at investment strategies and how universities are managing their endowments, with Scott Seidle, Purdue University CIO.
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.
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.
Sperling took all those criteria and came up with a list of the top 10 cities for young people.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
More and more people are questioning the practicality of a traditional bachelor of arts degree as the United States struggles to create jobs in a global economy while U.S. colleges fail to contain tuition costs.
Some companies are having trouble finding employees with the right technical skills to fill job openings.
You may have to work harder, and make more personal sacrifices, but you'll graduate with less debt.
Millions of of American high school juniors are starting their college search, while seniors are deciding which school they'll actually attend. In both cases, Mom and Dad might be tempted to vote with their wallets, hoping to pay for school without breaking the family bank. These tips will help.
If your kids are making their own dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, it’s probably time to discuss their financial independence. Once they reach college or turn 19, how you form relationships with your children can have fiscal consequences both good and bad.