Degree

  • Woman Graduates From College At Age 85 -- And Gets A Job

    Woman Graduates From College At Age 85 -- And Gets A Job

    By Jane Gross The employment market being what it is for newly minted college graduates, Willadene Zedan would stand out at Saturday's commencement at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc., if only for the fact that she'll begin the job of her dreams just four days later: Accompanying a local doctor on house... Continue Reading

  • Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

    Where Did Congress Go To College? [Infographic]

    Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum sought to make some political hay last weekend by taking President Obama to task for purportedly saying he wants all Americans to go to college. Speaking to a gathering of some 1,000 conservative activists in Troy, Mich., on Saturday, Santorum called the... Continue Reading

  • Is A Bachelor's Degree Really Worth The Cost [Infographic]?

    Is A Bachelor's Degree Really Worth The Cost [Infographic]?

    As the cost of higher education has escalated in recent years, there's been no shortage of debate about whether the cost of a four-year college degree is worth the expense -- especially given the current sluggish labor market. The average cost for in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges... Continue Reading

  • Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

    Seven Ways To Sharpen Your Brain For School

    By Lori Johnston You've been out of the classroom for a while, so your study skills may no longer make the grade. But before you get down on yourself, remember: It's not necessarily a reflection of your intelligence... even the smartest students struggle as they work their way back into the school groove. Continue Reading

  • Growing Number Of College Graduates Filing For Bankruptcy

    Growing Number Of College Graduates Filing For Bankruptcy

    A growing number of college graduates are filing for bankruptcy, suggesting that an advanced education is no longer the hedge it once used to be in preventing personal financial turmoil, a new report finds. The percentage of college graduates filing for personal bankruptcy rose 20 percent during the last... Continue Reading

  • 10 Jobs You Don't Want After College

    10 Jobs You Don't Want After College

    Originally published on COEDmagazine.com So, you just graduated with your major - now what? Grad school? Professional school? Joining the work force? In honor of the recession and new grads having a hard time finding jobs that relate to their specific field, here is a list of ten jobs you definitely won't... Continue Reading

  • The Most Popular Graduate Degrees

    The Most Popular Graduate Degrees

    Attending graduate school is a big decision -- there's a lot of time, effort and money involved in earning an advanced degree. Yet despite the major commitment, the popularity of graduate degrees is on the rise. According to the annual Survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees conducted by the Council of... Continue Reading

  • 10 Best Jobs Requiring Two-Year Degrees

    10 Best Jobs Requiring Two-Year Degrees

    To continue school or not continue school? That is the question for many high school graduates. Although college can improve your career opportunities and increase your lifetime earnings, it also takes four years (or more) of your life and a lot of money. Plus, few majors can guarantee a financial return that... Continue Reading

  • What Does an Ivy League Degree Get You?

    What Does an Ivy League Degree Get You?

    Going to an Ivy League college is part of the American dream. But does a degree from Harvard mean a better job and better pay? Experts disagree. Elite investment banking and consulting firms like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey recruit heavily at Harvard, Princeton and other Ivy League schools. But recently, major... Continue Reading