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
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...
UMass reversed a controversial policy change and continue to accept Iranian nationals into science and engineering programs, NBC News reports.
NEW YORK, Feb 18- More U.S. students continued to borrow larger sums for their college education last year, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, while total student loan balances tripled over the last decade. The average balance was some $27,000. While the 2007-2009 recession depressed other forms of household debt, Americans continued to...
Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.
Investments by academic institutions did well in 2014, boosting long-term performance records hit during the financial crisis.
President Obama has dropped his controversial proposal to tax 529 plans, but as CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports, the ability to withdraw tax-fee funds for higher education isn't the only reason these plans are an attractive vehicle for millions of families to save for college.
President Obama plans to tax the 529 college savings plan. Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the "Closing Bell" panel debate the topic.
DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. Administration officials said on Saturday the president would propose higher capital gains taxes, new fees on large financial firms, and other measures to raise...
DALTON, Georgia Jan 18- Barack Obama enters the final two years of his presidency with a blemish on his legacy that looks impossible to erase: the decline of the middle class he has promised to rescue. The revival of middle-class jobs has been one of Obama's mantras since he took office in 2009 fighting the worst economic crisis in generations.
David Thomas, Dean of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, discusses the rationale of viewing business education from a global context and outlines how the university benefited from a relaxation in U.S.-China visa rules.
The second largest public university in New Jersey is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a statue of their mascot.
Total enrollments at Apollo's flagship University of Phoenix dropped 20.4 percent to 592,853 in the quarter ended Nov. 30. Corinthian Colleges Inc and ITT Educational Services are under the U.S. government's scrutiny over their student loans and placement rates. Phoenix, Arizona-based Apollo forecast revenue of $580 million- $595 million for the second...
CNBC's Sharon Epperson predicts the family income will not keep up with education costs, and government programs will fall short.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at trends in the rising costs of education.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 15- Soaring college costs and stagnant incomes mean many families will not be able to save enough to pay for a typical undergraduate education. The good news is that most people will pay significantly less than the sticker prices published by colleges, which currently average just under $20,000 a year for public four-year university courses,...
One private university president made over $7 million, compared to a median compensation amount of $400,000.
LOS ANGELES, Dec 2- The next generation of college students has heard the message loud and clear about the perils of taking on too much student loan debt- so much so that many are unwilling to go into debt at all in order to attend college. The vast majority of people aged 16-19 recognize the importance of a college degree, but most say they either want to avoid...
Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.
If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.
A publicly funded university in New Jersey is under fire for spending over $200,000 to have a conference table custom-built in China.