2-year colleges struggle with demand

Jul 14, 2009
President Obama wants to increase the number of students completing degrees at community colleges. But many of the 2-year schools are under stress from increasing demands and decreasing budgets due to the recession. Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Education

Going abroad for internships

Jul 3, 2009
The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.
Posted In: Education, Travel

Trade-oriented schools gain popularity

Jun 29, 2009
Enrollment is up 20 percent this year at the University of Phoenix. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on why the university and other trade-oriented programs are what people want right now.
Posted In: Education

Changes afoot for student loans

Jun 26, 2009
Income-based repayment for student loans begins July 1, meaning many borrowers will be able to lower their monthly payments. Tess Vigeland talks to Lauren Asher of the Project on Student Debt about changes to the loan process.
Posted In: Education, Investing

New help for students with loan debt

Jun 26, 2009
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about a new program aimed to help college graduates having a tough time paying off loans, changes to student loan interest rates, and the streamlining of FAFSA.
Posted In: Education

The Graduate, updated

Jun 14, 2009
Remember the famous career advice scene in the 1967 movie The Graduate? A businessman buttonholes Benjamin Braddock, the recent college graduate...
Posted In: Education, Investing

Short sighted management?

Jun 10, 2009
Here is my puzzlement. First, we live in an era when everyone from the President to the head of the local Chamber of Commerce realizes that human...
Posted In: Education

What's a recent college grad to do?

Jun 5, 2009
Graduating college is usually a celebratory experience. But saying goodbye to university and hello to real life can be a real burden during a recession. Vigeland talks to author Beth Kobliner about the advice she has for the class of 2009.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

A fair plan to make college affordable

May 22, 2009
The average college graduate today leaves school $22,000 in debt, and has job choices limited to what pays the most. Commentator Robert Reich offers a new strategy to cover the cost of education without worrying about money.
Posted In: Education

The rise of higher education abroad

May 21, 2009
The American economy has long relied on a well-educated workforce to fuel innovation, the lifeblood of any modern economy. Yet America's edge in...
Posted In: Education