26 janvier 2014

The President Should Attack Out-of-Control College Costs

The RootBy . A White House college event was an opportunity to confront college administrators about rising tuition costs.
Seeking a reprieve from Republicans, Edward Snowden and the website that couldn’t, President Obama and the first lady held a feel-good event to push the issue of expanding college opportunity. There were lots of smiles, bucket-loads of remarks on heavy policy lifts and the sense that the White House would do its best to guarantee no child—at least none of those lucky enough to graduate from high school—would be left behind. More...

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The College Degrees That Get The Most Job Offers

Susan AdamsBy Susan Adams. Nearly 70% of computer science majors had at least one job offer before they graduated from college last year, according to data gathered by the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), which surveyed nearly 10,000 college seniors who were set to earn bachelor’s degrees in the spring of last year. NACE ran the survey from mid-February through the end of March. It pulled together a tally for students graduating in 17 different majors, who were looking for full-time work.
The degree with the second-greatest number of offers: economics. Some 61.5% of economics majors had at least one offer upon graduation. In third place: accounting, a major where 61.2% of students had offers before they graduated. At the other end of the spectrum, students who majored in the visual and performing arts fared the worst. Only 27.8% had employment offers prior to graduation. The next-worst: environmental studies, at 30.5% and the third-worst, education at 28.9%. More...

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College try: Opportunity knocks for low-income students

http://www.post-gazette.com/libercus/default/css/images/pg_logo.jpgWhen college costs rise, everyone is hurt. But the bigger price tag takes a particular toll on students from low-income families.
For them it means more than digging deeper to pay for higher education. It can mean opportunity lost, once and for all.
The College Board reports that the average cost of a year’s tuition, housing and meals in 2013-14 is $18,393 per student at a public college or university and $40,924 at a private institution. No wonder college students these days graduate with an average debt of $29,400. Read more...

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Liberal arts graduates earn more at career peak

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgWorkers with liberal arts bachelor’s degrees earn more at their career peak than those with professional or pre-professional undergraduate degrees, according to a new study. The report How Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Fare in Employment was released today.
The report was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management System (NCHEMS) with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Spencer Foundation, and the Teagle Foundation. More information can be found online at www.aacu.org. More...

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Higher education should be getting more state money

State Treasurer John Kennedy has made some good suggestions for better allocating scarce state money.
Kennedy has proposed a plan by which state government agencies would be required to cut the money spent on consulting contracts by 10 percent.
The cuts would not be across-the-board. Instead, each department would be able to identify the contracts and expenses it could cut.
The overall effect would be a savings of more than $500 million, money that under Kennedy’s plan would be devoted to the state’s higher education. More...

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Initiative to boost college success among low-income students

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgInitiative to boost college success among low-income students through greater business involvement with high schools announced by College Summit at White House.
At the White House Summit on College Opportunity today, College Summit unveiled a new initiative that provides business with a strong, structured role in increasing the number of low-income high school students getting to and through college. Barry Salzberg, Global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), led a delegation of business leaders representing Walmart (NYSE: WMT), AT&T (NYSE: T), Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) and Mutual of America, and outlined the commitment of these companies to ScholarJob, a collaboration with College Summit that provides high school students with the pathways they need to take through high school and college to start their career. Salzberg encouraged corporate America to join the ScholarJob initiative and strengthen U.S. competitiveness and communities by developing the talent of all kids. More...

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Europe leads the way in new ranking of online and distance MBA programs

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgEurope’s top business schools are currently outstripping their North American counterparts when it comes to the reputation of their online and distance MBA programs, a new global ranking shows.Seven of the top ten schools in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking are European, with Spain’s IE Business School beating the UK’s Warwick Business School to the top spot.
The UK takes six of the top ten spots, with Warwick joined by Manchester Business School (5), Imperial College (6), Oxford Brookes (7), Henley Business School (8) and University of Strathclyde Business School (10).
The full QS Distance/Online MBA Ranking 2014 can be viewed on www.TopMBA.com/onlineMBA alongside an additional list of blended, distance and online MBA programs. More...

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Eyes on the prizes for career center play

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Melissa Ezarik. One university is using incentives to engage students.
“Engage with the career center” sounds a bit like “eat your vegetables” to a college student. Students know they should access career planning resources, but other options from the campus activities buffet beckon. In surveys, graduating students from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management raved about the faculty and facility, but not the career center, says Dean Karyl Leggio. More...

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My Turn: For tuition purposes, treat all state residents alike

Concord MonitorBy George Bruno. To Dover Rep. Peter Schmidt: I am writing to commend you for introducing House Bill 474 to extend in-state tuition in our university system to all New Hampshire residents regardless of immigration status. The pursuit of higher education by all New Hampshire residents is a worthy goal deserving of wide support. HB 474, approved yesterday by the House, has much to recommend it:
1. Until recent years, immigration status was not a part of New Hampshire higher education applications. We should restore the status quo ante.
2. As a lawyer deeply involved in immigration law, I know that the trend in other states is to extend in-state tuition benefits to all residents, including undocumented residents. The most recent example is New Jersey where Gov. Chris Christie signed such a law for New Jersey residents. More...

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Fraud Facts: Where the losses are

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Melissa Ezarik. Education identified as one of the top five industries for reported cases of occupational fraud.
Despite what many working for higher education institutions may believe, the campus is a common setting for fraud. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ latest “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse” identified education as one of the top five industries for reported cases of occupational fraud. More...

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