According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
A new report out of MIT suggests matching modules rather than locking students into 12-week university courses may be a way to change college education.
Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.
College-readiness, career counseling, student aid and financial literacy will be the focus of the pilot programs funded by the Department of Education.
Think of a college campus – classrooms, libraries, faculty offices. No more! A college of the future being built now in New York is intended to change with the technological times.
Torn between family pressures, friends and furthering their education, many low-income students who’ve been accepted in college don’t enroll.
Despite the need, some schools have suspended, reduced in size or folded gerontology into other programs because of lack of interest.
The new SAT will be more relevant and mirrors students’ work in college, not deep algebra and obscure words – but it still may not be the best indicator of college success.
A new survey of college graduates found that “highly selective schools don’t produce happier people or better workers…” but there is one thing that does make a difference.
Community College of Philadelphia has developed a worthwhile project in which students in shelters, transitional living or who are food insecure are connected to resources.
A recent trip by Clark University students to Guatemala represents two new thrusts in college education – entrepreneurism and experiential learning.
In the early college school model, students can earn up to two years college credit or an associate’s degree in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. Data demonstrates it’s working.
In the not too distant future, the number of children reaching college age will drop in the traditional population centers in the Northeast. What will the colleges do?
“I hope that I come home with new ideas,” Montgomery County College president Karen Stout said.
The College Board reports that less than half of those who took the SATs in 2013 are ready to succeed in college.