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For Students, a Waiting List Is Scant Hope

Ashley Koski, ranked third in the senior class at Thomas Dale High School in Chester, Va., has wanted to attend Duke University since she was 12. Late last month, she learned that Duke had neither accepted nor rejected her. It had offered her a spot on the waiting list — along with 3,382 other applicants. [...]

15 percent tuition hike for all Florida state universities

Tuition will be rising 15 percent at all of Florida's state universities for the second straight year, increasing to a level that is still below the national average but starting to raise concerns among some members of the state governing board for universities. The Florida Board of Governors approved a 7 percent tuition increase Friday [...]

Colleges Find Creative Ways to Cut Back

A funky roommate named recession is settling in on campuses this fall as colleges and universities slash budgets for virtually everything from salad bars to ski teams. U.S. colleges and universities suffered, on average, a 23% endowment drop in the second half of last year, according to a study by a group of campus business [...]

Community Colleges Serving Adult Students

Claudia Rodriguez, a veteran of the war in Iraq, attends Texas Southmost College in Brownsville. Balancing her responsibilities on the job with the National Guard and at home with her husband and two children, Claudia is completing an associate’s degree. She plans on a career in counseling. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq0rsxZzUxM

.edu Internet Address

Today, most educational institutions are recognized on the Web by their .edu Internet addresses. However, not all institutions that use an .edu as a part of their Internet address are legitimate institutions. Before the U.S. Department of Commerce created its current, strict requirements, some questionable institutions were approved to use an .edu. The current requirements [...]

Avoid Scholarship Scams

Like other scams, the goal of scholarship scams is to deceive, using a lot of clever tactics, like asking for money in advance or promising a scholarship with a "money back guarantee." The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information to the public about ways to avoid scholarships scams. To learn more about scholarships scams and/or [...]

Best Colleges 2010: US News National Universities Rankings

U.S. News ranks universities and colleges in three steps. First, to sort colleges and universities into appropriate categories for comparisons, this 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges uses the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's 2006 Basic version of its classifications. Carnegie groups American colleges and universities according to their mission as defined by [...]

List of Diploma Mills

Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary, nongovernmental process, in which an institution and its programs are evaluated against standards for measuring quality. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accreditation in the United States involves non-governmental entities as well as [...]

How to Identify a Diploma Mill

The Better Business Bureau suggests you watch for the following features and regard them as red flags when considering whether or not to enroll in a school: Degrees that can be earned in less time than at an accredited postsecondary institution, an example would be earning a Bachelor's degree in a few months. A list [...]

What is a Diploma Mill?

Diploma mills are schools that are more interested in taking your money than providing you with a quality education. You need to know how to protect yourself as a consumer. The Higher Education Opportunity Act defines a diploma mill as follows: DIPLOMA MILL- The term `diploma mill' means an entity that-- (A)(i) offers, for a [...]