Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both famously dropped out of Harvard to start wildly successful technology companies. In Israel, an innovative program is providing undergraduate students the business tools they need to become entrepreneurs, while also encouraging them to complete their degrees.… Continue reading
A total of 150 private nonprofit colleges failed the U.S. Department of Education’s most recent financial-responsibility test, which covers the 2010 fiscal year, according to data released by the department on Wednesday. More than half of them scored so low that they will be required to post letters of credit to remain eligible to participate in the federal student-aid programs.… Continue reading
Aside from getting tuition reimbursement assistance from an employer or a scholarship, attending a private business school will be a costly endeavor no matter where a student may choose to enroll. Students paid an average of $31,833 in tuition and required fees during the 2010-11 academic year at the 10 least expensive private business schools that reported the data to U.S.… Continue reading
Private colleges spent an amount equivalent to about 37 percent of all of their tuition and fee revenue on scholarships for students in the fall of 2010, an all-time high, according to an annual “tuition discounting” survey. The estimated tuition-discount rate for first-time freshmen—42.4 percent—was also a record high, according to a report on the survey by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.… Continue reading
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.… Continue reading
Why is it so hard to get into college?
Private institutions that were famous for admitting anyone who could pay are now “highly selective.” Public universities whose mandate was to educate all high school students with a C average now wait-list transfer students with A-minuses.… Continue reading
As you begin your search for that perfect college, one of the first key decisions you need to make—and one that will help narrow your list—is size of the school. Luckily, American colleges offer an endless menu of options, from tiny colleges with less than 1,000 students to large state universities with more than 35,000 students.… Continue reading
Once when I was in charge of recruiting reporters for a small newspaper, I confronted professors at my alma mater, California State University at Northridge.
Why was it, I asked, that when I called in search of their best Journalism School grads, I would get the runaround – but when I called the University of Southern California, I instantly got two or three names of top-flight talent?… Continue reading