LOS ANGELES, Feb 23- Families receiving college financial aid offers this spring should beware: what they see this year may not be what they get next year. About half of all colleges front-load their grants, according to financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz, who analyzed data from the National Center for Education Statistic's Integrated Postsecondary...» Read More
Student loans are a financial anchor around graduates' necks, saddling them with decades of debt and forcing them to make poor career and life choices.
With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam. The NYT reports.
For every effective business, data drives decision making from the cubicle to the boardroom. Without supporting data, new projects and products are not funded, people are not added, and marketplace conditions are not understood. This basic principle of American business is starting to take hold in American education. As a result of better data in recent years, America has awakened to its dropout epidemic.
A gift by the McCormack family, announced Wednesday, will ensure that McCormack's legacy will be lasting.
The falling value of U.S. dollar has made the prized American degree a lot more affordable for tertiary students from Asia.
The US can afford another stimulus package but needs to commit to long-term deficit reduction to help states handle pension liability, Laura D’Andrea Tyson, an economic adviser to Obama, told CNBC Monday.
ITT Education’s spacer board in recent weeks okayed the purchase of five million shares. This makes zero sense to me because the company has told investors it really doesn’t know how it’ll be affected by new Education Department rules.
Columbia Business School wants students to clean up their acts. Literally.
As any parent knows, college can cost a small fortune.Here's the ten most expensive for the 2010-2011 acadmeic year, according to CollegeGrotto's annual list.
The head coach of Duke University’s championship men’s basketball team told CNBC Wednesday that frequent face-to-face communication is the way to develop a winning team, whether in sports or in business.
Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it.
Colleges consistently depend on using a certain percentage of there endowment money every year, but because of the near zero percent interest rate environment they find themselves having to rethink the way they invest.
When the Senate HELP Committee holds its hearing on for-profit schools Thursday, it's likely to get an earful from Kathleen Bittel, a current employee of Education Management. Education Management spacer, whose Art Institutes represent more than half its enrollment, went public last October. The company’s largest investor is Goldman Sachs spacer. In SEC filings the company claims that around 85 percent of its students land jobs in their field or a “related field” within six months of graduation.
As the US Department of Education weighs new rules at for-profit colleges, the president and CEO of Devry Inc., a major player in that arena, told CNBC Thursday that half the loans for higher education in the country would fail under the deparment's new definition for repayment.
After making the short heard 'round the world with his bet against the subprime housing market, here's what Steve Eisman, one of the key players in "The Big Short," is betting against now.
As a main character in Michael Lewis’s bestseller, “The Big Short,” Eisman is best known for getting the subprime crisis right. But at the time, his attempts to warn regulators were ignored. This time they’re listening, especially after he capitalized on his role in the book with a report last June at an investment conference headlined, “Subprime Goes to College.”
A year after a disastrous 27% percent decline that prompted layoffs, the Harvard endowment reported a solid 11% increase, the NY Times reports.
The for-profit education industry has come out swinging against proposed changes in rules by the Education Department that could curtail government financial aid.
As Wall Street recovers from the financial crisis, one business school in its backyard is changing the way it positions students for jobs.
As for-profit college scrutiny increases, executive compensation at these companies may be worth a look.