Colleges & Universities


  • School sells grass (the other kind) to make cash Monday, 19 May 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

    The University of Notre Dame is planning to make way for new football turf, so it's selling off used grass for nearly $150 a pop.

  • 'Best way' to create systemic poverty     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    Jeff Snider, Alhambra Investment Partners, says the growth in auto and student loan debt are the best ways to create systemic poverty in the U.S.

  • Why economics degrees must change     Friday, 16 May 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Ha-Joon Chang, economist and author at the University of Cambridge, discusses how economics is taught after U.K. students protested over the content of the degree courses.

  • CNBC's Sara Eisen reports on the recent protests by university students leading Christine Lagarde and Condoleezza Rice to back out of giving commencement speeches.

  • College gets more expensive     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports Federal student loans, which are tied to the rise in the 10-Year Note, are going up.

  • High debt & no work     Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    The average student loan debt for the class of 2012 is $29,400. Discussing what role the Fed could play in the student debt burden, with Derek Thompson, The Atlantic senior editor.

  • Power Rundown: Alibaba & Stanford going green     Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 1:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, Bob Pisani and Dominic Chu, look at today's Power Lunch stories, including Stanford choosing to no longer invest in coal mining companies.

  • *Board hires Barclays to explore strategic options. May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it has breached debt covenants due to $76.5 million in charges, and said it had hired Barclays Plc to explore strategic options.

  • *Third-quarter profit $0.03/ shr vs est. May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it would explore strategic alternatives as student enrollments decline and the company faces potential legal action from U.S. regulators. The California- based company faces potential legal action from U.S. consumer regulators over issues related to student loans.

  • May 6- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it would explore strategic alternatives as student enrollments decline and the company faces potential legal action from U.S. regulators. The for-profit education company said its board had authorized the retention of an investment bank to explore its options.

  • Obama administration flags big growth in student debt Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    BALTIMORE, April 29- The Obama administration on Tuesday flagged the "daunting" levels of debt taken on to pay for college education in the United States, and pledged to take a closer look at the sustainability of that borrowing.

  • Northwestern union vote today     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Dave Briggs, NBC Sports, shares his thoughts on whether college athletes will vote to unionize. And Robert Cox, Reuters Breakingviews, weighs in.

  • Little Squawkers' dream jobs     Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Austan Goolsbee, 32 Advisors strategic partner, shares his thoughts on what the U.S. workplace will look like in the future. Get some education, Goolsbee stresses. And the "Little Squawkers," weigh in.

  • Fixing the NCAA: Coach Calipari     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    John Calipari, University of Kentucky basketball coach, discusses building "servant leadership" in his team, and the big business of college basketball.

  • SAT changes could boost lucrative test prep biz Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:09 AM ET

    SAT uncertainty will drive more business to prep companies and private tutors as anxiety mounts among parents and students, experts predict.

  • Brooklyn Law School cuts tuition     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Nicholas Allard, Brooklyn Law School dean, and Elie Mystal, Abovethelaw.com editor, discuss why Brooklyn Law School decided and is able to cut its tuition by 15 percent.

  • New lows: Top colleges' acceptance rates drop Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:59 PM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    Enrollment at US colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more cutthroat and anxiety-inducing than ever, NYT reports.

  • Why college financial aid is so confusing     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    Spring is the season for college acceptances, and with them, financial aid awards. The numbers and forms can be confusing. CNBC's Kelley Holland has some advice on how to compare them.

  • Gators' march to Final Four     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Dr. Bernie Machen, University of Florida president, discusses his team's success trip on the road to the NCAA semi-finals, and the big business of college basketball.

  • Learning to give away money the Buffett way Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's sister, Doris, is offering a free online course on getting good value for the money you give away to charities.