Demanding a tuition freeze, better wages for workers and a greater voice for students, about a dozen undergraduates at Rutgers University on Wednesday occupied Old Queens, the historic administration building in New Brunswick, N.J., where the president, Richard L. McCormick, has his office. The students, representing a number of campus organizations, said that Dr. McCormick [...]
A few months ago I attended a talk at Stanford. The room was packed with aspiring entrepreneurs — standing room only — and the atmosphere felt like the Dalai Lama of Silicon Valley was about to arrive. At 8pm, Peter Thiel, a Stanford Philosophy major and alum of the Stanford Law School, took the stage [...]
Though they can be much less expensive, 2 year colleges are not a poor man's 4 year colleges. Check out 6 things a 2 year college degree can do for you: 1. Give you a second chance If you didn't "work up to your potential" in high school, you're not alone. Many students find themselves [...]
Tuition increases at community colleges might lead to more student debt, more federal-aid disbursements, and ... more high-school kids smoking and flirting in the 7-Eleven parking lot? That is the implication of a paper published online this month by the Economics of Education Review. (An earlier, ungated version is available here.) Read more...
Applying to college is not a one-size-fits-all-experience… and when you don’t fit the mold of the traditional 18-year-old college student, that’s a good thing. Whether you’re in your 20s or you’re approaching centenarian status, chances are that traditional college admissions policies and procedures don’t apply to you. Before you get started on your back-to-school journey, [...]
Here’s the funny thing about the nursing profession: with three very different education paths to take, you’ll end up with the same job no matter which one you choose. Whether you earn a diploma in nursing, an associate degree in nursing (ADN), or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), once you pass the National [...]
The word on the street is that college wait lists are huge this year. But what does that mean? Are colleges rejecting more students, albeit more gently, by way of the wait list—or are we seeing the emergence of new enrollment strategies? Experience would suggest that is it much more the latter than the former. [...]