Colleges & Universities


  • Nido Qubein, High Point University president, shares his thoughts on regaining certainty back into the economy and why he thinks the American dream is still alive.

  • Rethinking higher education     Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    John DeGioia, Georgetown University president, discusses the changing landscape of higher education and how to implement change while retaining some long-standing traditions. Also, a look at how Georgetown is helping students meet the rising cost of tuition.

  • Hunting for entrepreneurs in universities     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 11:53 AM ET

    James King, the founder and chairman of Find Invest Grow (FIG), explains why it is easier to find entrepreneurs among students in U.S. universities than U.K. ones.

  • Disrupting higher education in the US     Thursday, 5 Dec 2013 | 7:45 AM ET

    Gene Wade, UniversityNow founder & CEO, and Anant Agarwal, EDX president, discuss how they are trying to make education more accessible and affordable to everyone. "Education is a basic human right," Agarwal says.

  • M. Night Shyamalan gets 'schooled'     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 8:43 AM ET

    M. Night Shyamalan, filmmaker, explains how he got to see the disparities between two public schools in Philadelphia while scouting for a movie location, and that prompted him to take a closer look at what needs to be done to improve schools in the U.S. He also shares the five key things people must do to close the education gap.

  • Disrupting Education: Affordable degrees     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    How education can become more affordable, and the impact to institutions, with Michael Staton, Learn Capital partner. "Elite institutions aren't going anywhere, but they've set up an existing model," explains Staton.

  • Improving the accreditation system     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 8:30 AM ET

    Michael Horn, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation co-founder, weighs in on concerns around accreditation for higher education. Michael Staton, Learn Capital founder, provides perspective.

  • Active learning with the Minerva Project     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:40 AM ET

    The Minerva Project founder Ben Nelson provides insight on the curriculum for the Minerva Project, which re-imagines the college education. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, weighs in.

  • Minerva Project vs liberal arts education     Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:36 AM ET

    The Minerva Project offers 4 years of free tuition for its first matriculating class. Its founder Ben Nelson, and former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, discuss what the project offers compared to a traditional liberal arts education.

  • Discussing why college tuition has skyrocketed, with former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of The Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship. "It's time for the regional creditors to grant now," he says.

  • Low enrollment, tuition revenue sting US colleges Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    More than 40 percent of US public universities and nonprofit colleges face lower tuition revenue and declining enrollment, according to a report.

  • Affordable student loans     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 6:53 AM ET

    SoFi co-founders and VPs James Finnigan and Dan Macklin, discuss how they're shaking up the student loan market.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 11- More than 800,000 international students studied at U.S. colleges and universities last year, a record high fueled largely by an influx of young scholars from China, U.S. data released on Monday showed.

  • Barry Switzer covers Oklahoma games from his "coaches cabana," reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Since Switzer never shows the games, they don't have to pay rights to the NCAA.

  • Penn State pays $59.7 million to Sandusky victims; and a link sent from President Obama's official Twitter account was hacked., reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Dershowitz: Conservative at heart?     Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    Discussing abortion laws, the issue of diversity at Harvard, the NSA controversy, and a funny story about O.J. Simpson's trial, with Alan Dershowitz, author of "Taking the Stand."

  • Glitches in new college common application     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    NYU Stern School of Business dean Peter Henry says NYU is not seeing an issue with its common application, despite reported glitches. Also, are we seeing the end of the landline?

  • 'Ivy leaguers' still the most desired?     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    The CEO of Burberry Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company to head Apple's retail division. Peter Blair, dean of NYU Stern School of Business; and CNBC's Jon Fortt and Robert Frank, discuss whether "ivy leaguers" are still at the top of businesses.

  • Former Gov. Mitch Daniels, (R-IN), explains Purdue's program to keep higher education affordable while maintaining high academic standards.

  • College endowments gone wild     Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    Harvard's endowment fund is larger than the GDPs of countries like Jordan and Latvia. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details.

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