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College, though out of reach for many, seems key to financial stability

May 18, 2021
A Federal Reserve study shows the widening economic gap between those with a college degree and those without one.
Graduating helps. About three-quarters of the job losses during the pandemic occurred among people who lack bachelor’s degrees, according to an employment researcher.
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Coursera's IPO reflects the demand for online learning

Mar 8, 2021
The firm, a leader in the massive open online course sector, says its enrollment more than doubled last year.
In the early days of the pandemic, traditional universities turned to sites like Coursera for help with online learning.
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Faced with high education costs, Southern California students look to Mexico

Dec 17, 2019
As tuition and the cost of housing rises, one university in Mexico is looking to provide a cheaper alternative.
The CETYS campus in Tijuana, Baja California.
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Scrimping and saving to attend college debt-free

Jun 10, 2019
One-third of students don't borrow. Some of them would qualify for federal loans, but want to enter the job market debt-free.
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Early admissions gets a second, and sometimes third, round

Jan 7, 2019
This fall saw college applications go out, and for some lucky students, early admissions letters came in. If students accept, the contracts are binding. The rest of the applicants? They have to wait until the spring to find out their fates. But increasingly, colleges have a second round. Click the audio player above to hear […]

An unlikely consequence of Trump's immigration policies? Declining enrollment at U.S. business schools

Oct 2, 2017
International students are increasingly looking to business schools outside the U.S.
Nottingham Business School has seen interest by international students increase by 25%.
Nottingham Business School

The risks of going back to school can have economic rewards

Sep 28, 2017
Pam Palme, a nurse anesthetist in Colorado, shares her story of going back to school to pursue nursing.
A student looks through an instruction manual with a page open to directions on using a defibrillator during an elderly care training program.
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Government details help for students defrauded by predatory colleges

Oct 28, 2016
Since Corinthian Colleges collapsed last year amid allegations of fraud, the Education Department has discharged $247 million in student loans.
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