Start college kids with bank accounts, not credit cards

Reuters – Liz Weston “If you want your college student to learn money management skills, get him or her a checkbook instead of a credit card. In fact, a recent survey of 42,000 first-year college students found that the earlier teenagers had access to...

Plan Ahead to Avoid Remedial Math Classes in Community College

The U.S. News and World Report – Briana Boyington “Taking remedial courses can feel like a waste of money and time for any student who is interested in the cheapest and fastest path to a degree. But students who don’t do well on placement exams may...

Op-ed: Meet the Next Generation of Engineering Education

The U.S. News and World Report – Tony Glockler “From creating new products to designing buildings, engineering plays a crucial role in our everyday lives. Knowledge of engineering fundamentals can provide a strong basis for almost any career path....

New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

NPR – Anya Kamenetz “Coder Bootcamps. Accelerated Learning Programs. New Economy Skills Training. Whatever you call them, these new players in higher education are multiplying. The intensive programs say they can teach job-ready skills in technology,...

How to Find the Best College for Your Money

Time – Kim Clark “When it comes to picking a college, the quest for value has taken center stage. Schools are handing out brochures touting their job-placement records (without much to back up the stats). New programs let you test your way to a degree for...

The College Majors With The Highest Starting Salaries

Forbes – Susan Adams “At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, the undergraduate class of 2014 did very well on the job market. Nearly three quarters of its 563 graduates are employed while 15% are in graduate school. The majority who’ve found...