25 septembre 2018

Average Loan Debt for Graduates of Four-Year Colleges: $28,650

HomeBy Paul Fain. The average student loan debt last year for graduates of four-year colleges who took out loans was $28,650, according to the latest version of an annual report from the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The average amount was up $300, or 1 percent, from 2016. More...

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On-Ramps and Off-Ramps: Alternative Credentials and Emerging Pathways Between Education and Work

HomeBy Paul Fain. The college degree is considered the best ticket to a rewarding career and the middle class. But many say the traditional degree pathway is failing to meet the nation’s postsecondary education and training needs. As a result, a growing number of colleges are partnering with employers -- or brokers who make those connections -- and noncollege education providers to offer alternative credential pathways. More...

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Men Benefit Most from Nondegree Credentials

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new analysis of federal data about holders of certificates, licenses and certifications shows that women pay more and get less for the increasingly popular credentials. More...

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Embedding Certifications Into Degree Programs

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from New America looks at Broward College's successful effort to embed industry certifications into a wide number of degree programs, an approach the think tank says could be a model for other colleges to emulate. More...

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Early Job Searches and Internships Lead to Good Jobs

HomeBy Paul Fain. Results from an EAB survey of more than 6,000 recent graduates from five public universities show that students who start their job searches at least six months before graduating, have a paid internship or join extracurricular organizations are more likely to get a good job after graduating. However, the research firm said most students do not participate in those activities. More...

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Bankruptcy Trustee Sues Feds, Lenders Over ITT Loans

HomeBy Paul Fain. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy proceedings for ITT Educational Services Inc. is suing the U.S. Department of Education and lenders who backed the failed for-profit chain's private loan program, The Wall Street Journal reported. More...

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Ivy League Degree for the Nontraditional Student

HomeBy Paul Fain. Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania. More...

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Colleges Commit to International Student Scholarships

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Fifty-seven American colleges have committed to give at least two annual, renewable scholarships covering a minimum of 50 percent of tuition to international students next fall as part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere initiative. More...

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Why International Students Study in China

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. A new study looks at the motivations of international students studying in China. According to the study, published in the Journal of Studies in International Education, the number of international students in China has grown more than tenfold since 1995, from 36,855 to 442,773. More...

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When a Temporary Visa Is More Temporary Than Thought

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. British academic said she had to leave the country after Johns Hopkins declined to submit an application to renew her H-1B visa due to perceived likelihood of denial. More...

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