Colleges & Universities


  • Some Schools Masters At Managing Debt Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 6:05 AM ET

    Call it one of the dirty little secrets of the education industry: When students can’t pay their loans, many schools manage (some would say, manipulate) default rates so they look better than they really are.

  • Student Loan Defaults Could Cost Taxpayers Dearly Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 8:39 PM ET
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    The dramatic rise in student debt—and in student loan defaults—could leave the American taxpayer on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars.

  • Pay For CEOs Of For-Profit Colleges Top Of The Class Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 8:51 AM ET

    For-profit colleges may have unusually high student dropout and loan default rates, but their CEOS receive enormous compensation packages.

  • Rewriting Of Regulations May Spell Trouble Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    The Education Department is trying to crack down on high dropout and default  rates at  for-profit colleges and universities..

  • Lots of Money for Student Loans—But at What Cost? Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:21 AM ET
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that millions of students do not take full advantage of federal student aid. But the vast majority of that aid consists of loans, and the nation’s student loan debt—and student loan defaults—are going rapidly.

  • Kids Can Chip In Too Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:30 AM ET

    College costs shouldn’t be only the parents’ concern. Children can help out too, explains CNBC's Sharon Epperson in an excerpt from her book "The Big Payoff."

  • Send Your Kid to College Without Going Broke Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
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    There are as many ways of saving for higher education as there are majors at college. CNBC's Sharon Epperson offers a few of them in this excert from her book “The Big Payoff: 8 Steps Couples Can Take To Make The Most of Their Money – And Live Richly Ever After.”

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    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.

  • Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 10:56 AM ET

    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.

  • CEO Blog: Putting an End to the Dropout Epidemic Tuesday, 30 Nov 2010 | 12:02 AM ET

    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.

  • McCormack's Legacy Lives On At UMass Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 4:28 PM ET

    A gift by the McCormack family, announced Wednesday, will ensure that McCormack's legacy will be lasting.

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    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.

  • Greenberg: Questioning ITT’s Share Repurchases Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 2:00 PM ET

    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.

  • What Stinks at Columbia Business School? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 3:19 PM ET
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    Columbia Business School wants students to clean up their acts. Literally.

  • Most Expensive Colleges 2010-2011 Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 1:29 PM ET
    If you think you're paying fortune for your kid's college education, you might want to take a look at these schools. Total cost at the priciest college is inching closer to $60,000 a year.Compiled by college news website , the colleges are ranked by the price of tuition plus the cost of room and board during the 2010-2011 school session , all of which is readily available to the public. The schools ranked are four-year undergraduate colleges and excludes junior colleges and music conservatories.

    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.

  • Face-to-Face Communication Key to Success: Duke's Coach K Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    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 Brings Connection, Stress in College: Poll Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 11:21 AM ET

    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.

  • College Endowments Shift Investing Strategies Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    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.