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Is a College Degree Worth It?

Thanks to rising tuition costs and a tough job market, in 2011 college seniors graduated with an average of nearly $27,000 in student loan debt.  According to the College Board, going to college costs between three and four times as much as it did 20 years ago and the fees continue to rise. While college-educated…

Free Online Courses Being Considered for College Credit

One of the hottest issues in higher education these days is the recent explosion of free online courses. Colleges are grappling with the impact free online courses can have on teaching. While the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platforms are still in their early stages, the race has begun to integrate free online courses into…

The 4th Annual Dare 2B Digital Conference: Discover Exciting Careers

Did you know that women hold more than half of all professional occupations in the U.S. but only 18% of computer and information science degrees were awarded to women in 2008? That’s down from 37% in 1985. Computational Science underlines nearly all scientific innovation today and drives virtually every sector of the United States’ and…

California’s “A Degree With a Guarantee”

It is now easier for California students at a community college to transfer to a California State University (CSU), thanks to a new program. On October 2, 2012, the California Community System and the CSU introduced the “A Degree With A Guarantee” website to inform students on the steps necessary for a guaranteed transfer to…

Boomerang Generation: More College Graduates Living at Home

A recent trend is many college graduates seeking refuge through these hard economic times at home by moving back in with their parents. According to Census Bureau data compiled by the University of Minnesota Population Center, the number of 26-year olds living with their parents has jumped almost 46% since 2007. Last year, the number…

Finding the Best College for You

Some of the best colleges are like a classic Ferrari roadster. A college education at an Ivy League school, much like having a Ferrari, will never go out of style, it has a great reputation, and although it might be expensive, it seems worth every penny. But is it the best college for you? What…