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10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World

Knowledge is something that no one can take from you. It’s the eternal wealth that will help you thrive in a Post-Collapse world. Some experts see the perfect storm emerging for a dramatic collapse of Western civilization claiming we’ve reached environmental, economic, and geopolitical tipping points. Clearly, some skills will be far more valuable than [...]

America’s Most Expensive Colleges

College graduates today face a dismal job market and often carry with them thousands of dollars in student loan debt. And yet, the price tag for a year's worth of study at America's most expensive colleges is close to $60,000. Overall, tuition costs at private colleges are up 4.5% since last year. Read more...

Community colleges are focus of White House summit

Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, will host the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges Tuesday. Biden, who has a doctorate and teaches English full-time at a community college not far from the White House, describes them as "one of America's best-kept secrets," according to her profile on the White House website. President [...]

Rooftop garden at NJIT student center encourages students to eat organic

NJIT is one of several New Jersey colleges and universities experimenting with growing their own organic food. Kean University in Union Township and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park recently started similar organic gardens. Seton Hall University and Bergen Community College are talking about joining the trend within the next year. All of the schools [...]

PA College Blocks Facebook and Twitter in Social Experiment

Students at Harrisburg University appeared split on the blackout, with some reporting higher levels of concentration in class and others trying to circumvent the short-term ban. Read more...

Are State Universities Going in the Wrong Direction?

America is letting public, four-year schools—the only education sector with a proven record of getting first generation college students a thorough, high-quality, low cost education—erode into overpriced colleges and universities that serve no one in the way they were intended. Read more...

The Red Herring Crusade Against For-Profit Colleges

They're not the whole problem. Colleges of every stripe are soaking up societal resources and saddling students with debt. Some members of Congress have joined in the crusade against for-profit colleges, and not for nothing. Some publicly traded companies are reaping billions in profits--much of it fueled by federal student aid programs--while saddling many students [...]

Best Value Colleges Give Big Scholarships, Deep Discounts

Don't be freaked out by the $50,000-plus annual price tags of Harvard, Princeton, or Amherst. For a growing number of colleges, a majority of students pay far less than those jaw-dropping sticker prices. Click here to find out more! U.S. News analyzed the scholarships and financial aid of the nation's top 1,800 colleges and found [...]

What Do ‘Best College’ Rankings Tell Us? Anything?

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual rankings of U.S. colleges and universities. Topping the lists of national universities — "large, research-oriented universities" — and liberal arts colleges — "a category of schools that place a higher emphasis on undergraduate education": Harvard University and Williams College, respectively. U.S. News says that, "though the [...]

Academic Bankruptcy

With unemployment soaring, higher education has never been more important to society or more widely desired. But the collapse of our public education system and the skyrocketing cost of private education threaten to make college unaffordable for millions of young people. If recent trends continue, four years at a top-tier school will cost $330,000 in [...]