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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…

Will Your College Degree Pay Off?

With the job market in turmoil and college tuition skyrocketing, it’s understandable that many people are concerned about the marketability of their college degree, not to mention their earning potential. Payscale.com recently released a study that ranks college degrees by salary, including starting pay and mid-career pay. Not surprisingly, the top of the list is…

College Degrees: The 3-Year Plan

Colleges around the country are making it possible for students to earn a full college degree in just three years. Currently, the national average to earn a bachelor’s degree is 4.7 years, but an increasing number of students are trying to save on tuition costs by finishing early. There have always been some students who’ve…

Choose a Career, Not a Major

Children are commonly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and they dream of being astronauts, firefighters, doctors, teachers, etc. Although your teen might not want to be an astronaut anymore, what they want their career to be when they finish school needs to be a driving force behind their decisions…