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  • Laurence D. Fink Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Larry Fink

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

  • Is MBA still a good bet? Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Is MBA still a good bet?

    Dean Donna Rappacioli, Gabelli School of Business, and Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO, discuss the value of an advanced degree in business.

  • The CNBC guide to bracketology Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    The CNBC guide to bracketology

    March Madness is upon us, and that means it's time to fill out a bracket. CNBC.com's Eric Chemi gives you the tips you need to win your office pool this year.

  • 10 years of Cramer: College edition Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Cramer gets schooled

    Jim Cramer will school you...and in honor of Mad Money's 10th anniversary this week, here are five of the best moments from Cramer's Back To School tours.

  • How 'Cinderellas' cash in on March Madness Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    Khyle Marshall #23 of the Butler Bulldogs holds the ball as Elias Harris #20 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs defends at Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 19, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    As March Madness approaches, small schools will battle for bragging rights, national exposure and the 'Flutie Effect.'

  • Sweet Briar closes down Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Sweet Briar closes down

    Private women's college Sweet Briar says it will close down at the end of this year. A sign of more to come?

  • 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 reverses ban on Iranian science students Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:20 PM ET
    UMass Amherst students on campus.

    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...

  • 'Mend or end' diversity debate hit by new twist Saturday, 14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 PM ET
    Graduation college education

    Immigration patterns have made affirmative action harder to promote at a time when support is flagging. One academic explains why.

  • Schools ride high stock, VC returns to 15% gain Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University

    Investments by academic institutions did well in 2014, boosting long-term performance records hit during the financial crisis.

  • The true value of a 529 plan Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    The true value of a 529 plan

    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.

  • What is rich? Taxing college savings Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 PM ET
    What is rich? Taxing college savings

    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.

  • Analyzing the business of business schools Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 7:35 PM ET
    Analyzing the business of business schools

    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.

  • NJ college drops $210K on giant bird statue Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 3:45 PM ET
    Montclair State University

    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...

  • 2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    2015 Prediction: Tuition costs & income

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson predicts the family income will not keep up with education costs, and government programs will fall short.

  • Education Playbook: Cost of admission Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Education Playbook: Cost of admission

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at trends in the rising costs of education.