Colleges & Universities


  • 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.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 17- Many parents will not learn how much they must pay for their children's college education until financial aid packages arrive this spring. By then it may be too late to get a better deal. Run the numbers every year, starting when your kids are in middle school, said Troy Onink, chief executive officer of college planning service Stratagee.com.

  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- A group representing for-profit colleges on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration's new gainful employment rules that aim to protect students from lackluster degrees and huge debt loads. The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, representing 1,400 institutions, filed the suit at the U.S. District...

  • 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.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 3- U.S. students are still largely on their own to protect themselves when they are struggling to repay their debt, despite the government's condemnation of some education loan servicers' unfair, deceptive and illegal practices. In a report last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found one or more student loan servicers had charged...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Young Americans with big college debts are often portrayed as struggling to pay their bills. Worries over high loan levels have also been voiced by President Barack Obama and more recently, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. The data show that most of the nation's overall loan balances are held by those earning more than $60,000.

  • 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.

  • Redesign of the traditional classroom   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Redesign of the traditional classroom

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson shares a peek of what the classroom of the future could look like.

  • Education 25 years in the future   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    Education 25 years in the future

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson, and Sebastian Thrun, Udacity co-founder & CEO, take a look at how technology is likely to revolutionize the educational landscape.