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Get Smart About College

Parents and students like to think they're rational when it comes to picking a college and paying for it. They aren't. It's the time of year when families start to think about colleges. But very few take a crucial first step: thinking about how they think. Read more...

Cancer Risk Higher Among Less Educated Americans

Higher education appears to be a game changer when it comes to cancer, according to an American Cancer Society report. The report shows that the gap in cancer death rates between college grads and those who only went to high school is widening. Read more... Higher education appears to be a game changer when it [...]

Coaching and Much More for Chinese Students Looking to U.S.

In the United States, students have long turned to independent college counselors, but in recent years, larger outfits have entered the market, offering full-service designer courses, extracurricular activities and focused application assistance. These services have spread to the fast-growing and lucrative market in China. Read more...

$100,000 Fellowships To Not Go To College

Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and one of the first investors in Facebook, is proposing a controversial path toward more rapid innovation. Today his Thiel Foundation announced that it was giving 24 people under 20 $100,000 fellowships to drop out of school for two years to start a their own companies. Read More...

Low-cost degrees becoming a reality

The universities are starting to see results from a push for more low-cost degree programs. The universities want to offer programs with lower price tags as a way to increase the number of graduates. With shrinking state funding, the programs are also a way for the universities to save money on educating a growing number [...]

Secrets to Winning College Scholarships

Many high school seniors are receiving their college admission letters this month, and by April, schools will notify families of the amount of aid, if any, they'll receive to help pay tuition and other costs. Students matriculating this fall are in for an unpleasant surprise: They'll likely get less assistance from the federal government. Last [...]

Online MBAs Heading to Ivy League

While online MBA programs are nothing new, elite business schools are starting to offer the option to students, with UNC's Kenan-Flagler school the latest to join the party. Online MBA degrees, of course, are nothing new. About 11,000 business school students are currently studying for online MBAs at some 90 schools accredited by the Association [...]

Best Values in Public Colleges 2011

As colleges and universities across the U.S. struggle with shrinking budgets and increased enrollment, here’s the takeaway for soon-to-matriculate students: Look for schools that deliver an outstanding, affordable education in good times and bad. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ranked Kiplinger’s number-one best value for public colleges and universities for a remarkable [...]

Is Going to an Elite College Worth the Cost?

AS hundreds of thousands of students rush to fill out college applications to meet end-of-the-year deadlines, it might be worth asking them: Is where you spend the next four years of your life that important? Read more...

Shanghai dominates US in student test scores

American educators received a wake-up call today when it was revealed that students in Shanghai rank number one globally in reading, math and science, far outpacing their American peers. Despite modest gains in math and science, the U.S. continues to lag behind other developed countries. Read more...