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  • Private university presidents who earn $1M or more Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:09 PM ET
    In this May 21, 2005 file photo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson is shown during commencement excercises in Troy, N.Y.

    One private university president made over $7 million, compared to a median compensation amount of $400,000.

  • COLUMN-No need for irrational fears of student loans Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    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...

  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    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.

  • Getting an MBA may be cheaper than you think Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET
    Rice University

    If you are mulling business school but worried about tuition, relax. The top 25 business schools award nearly $235 million yearly in grants.

  • Public school drops $219K on a ...conference table Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET
    Kean University's conference table $219000 Green Hall Building

    A publicly funded university in New Jersey is under fire for spending over $200,000 to have a conference table custom-built in China.

  • Joel Klein's fix for US schools   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:41 AM ET
    Joel Klein's fix for US schools

    Joel Klein, "Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools" author, discusses how implementing incentives that reward good teachers will go a long way to cultivate better educators and improve the nation's existing school system.

  • The old college try   Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:29 PM ET
    The old college try

    A few students at the University of North Texas tripled their portfolio in just 4 weeks. TD Ameritrade CEO Fred Tomczyk, provides insight to the college challenge. The winning team's captain Mason Hendrickson, discusses his team's strategy.

  • Trillion dollar college debt crisis   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Trillion dollar college debt crisis

    The latest national figures from the Institute for College Access and Success reveal more than two thirds of graduates have at least some debt. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports data is showing the rate of increase in student debt and in tuition is slowing considerably.

  • More students borrowing more: Report   Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:58 AM ET
    More students borrowing more: Report

    In some states the student loan debt has topped $30,000, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn with a snapshot of college debt.

  • Would you pay $100,000 to get into college of your choice?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports why many parents are hiring college planners to help with the child's application process.

  • Colleges up big on PE, VC funds Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:22 AM ET
    Healy Hall, the flagship building of Georgetown University's main campus in Washington, D.C.

    Academia continues to rebuild its fiscal position after being whacked in the financial crisis with a heavy allocation to alternative investments.

  • Professor celebrating wasted time online   Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET
    Professor celebrating wasted time online

    University of Pennsylvania Professor Kenneth Goldsmith is the professor behind the class "Wasting Time on the Internet." Goldsmith says students will be able to look at anything on the Internet in order to create great works of literature out of the experience.

  • How to choose your college major   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    How to choose your college major

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • Big money for kids sports   Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:42 AM ET
    Big money for kids sports

    The NCAA tells high school athletes the chances of getting a scholarship in many sports are around 2 percent. NBC Sports Dave Briggs, and CNBC.com's Kelley Holland, weigh in.

  • Fantasy football: College scholarship myths busted Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Becky Dionne in action

    The odds of playing in college--much less getting a scholarship--are lower than you might think. And the pressure is intense for those who do.

  • Joe Biden's foul-mouthed joke draws laughs at Harvard

    Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

  • New leader of Harvard endowment   Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    New leader of Harvard endowment

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports Stephen Blyth will become the head of Harvard's endowment effective January 1st.

  • Is college a giant waste of money?   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    Is college a giant waste of money?

    Robert Reich, former U.S. Labor Secretary says a 4-year college degree program should not be the only gateway to the middle class.

  • Valuing virtual education   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    Valuing virtual education

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Sharon Epperson, share their opinions on how education could change over the next 25 years, and the barriers to online education acceptance.

  • Will the college bubble burst?   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Will the college bubble burst?

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson looks at the possibility of the end of the university as we know it over the next 25 years.