Saturday, December 10, 2016
         
 
Market Cap and Gown
Article Filter
All Categories  ·   Member School News  ·   SAGE Scholars News  ·   Tuition & Financial Aid News
Campus Finances  ·   College Savings News  ·   Higher Education Legislation  ·   Retirement Savings News
General College News  ·   Student Loan Industry  ·   Paying For College  ·   College Admissions News  ·   Scholarships
Top Stories From The Last 30 Days
Stories Per Page:    20  ·   30  ·   40  ·   50
  General College News
7
Misericordia University nursing program's NCLEX-RN pass rate above state, national averages
posted: Dec 9th   source: standardspeaker.com  
Misericordia University nursing students who recently graduated from the Bachelor of Science degree program achieved a pass rate that was more than 10 percentage points higher than the national average on the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for baccalaureate degree students.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Member College News
43
Carroll University names new president
posted: Dec 5th   source: carrollu.edu  
After an extensive nationwide search, Carroll University (WI) has named Sara Ray Stoelinga as its next president. She will take office in July 2017 and succeed President Douglas Hastad who will retire. Currently at the University of Chicago, Stoelinga will be the first female to serve in the role of president at Carroll since its inception in 1846.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Student Loan News
96
Student Sues Walden University: 'I Wasted Six Years of My Life'
posted: Dec 4th   source: nbcnews.com  
After enrolling in a distance learning program with one of the nation's best-known for-profit schools, however, Jennifer Wright still doesn't have her degree. She has exhausted the GI Bill benefits she earned from serving 16 years in the military and is $224,000 in debt. A lawsuit may help. If Trump University could be found guilty and fined $25 million...
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Student Loan News
73
It’s going to cost taxpayers $108 billion to help student loan borrowers
posted: Dec 2nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
The price tag on the new popular student loan repayment program is far larger than Education Dept. estimates, the Government Accountability Office said this week. The GAO pegged the true cost at about $108 billion and called the Education Dept.’s accounting unreliable because of the rising volume of loan forgiveness usage when repayment is based on a percentage of income.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  General College News
48
Misericordia University introduces Bachelor of Science degree program in statistics
posted: Dec 2nd   source: misericordia.edu  
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Misericordia University is introducing a Bachelor of Science degree program and minor in statistics beginning with the fall 2017 semester in response to rapid advances in technology, the growing reliance on quantitative research, and demand in the marketplace.

The Misericordia University statistics program – the only four-year degree program available in Luzerne...
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Member College News
43
Hastings College Board of Trustees appoints Feezell as 17th president
posted: Dec 2nd   source: hcmediaonline.org  
Dr. Travis Feezell, a native of Omaha, NE,will begin his role as the 17th president of Hastings College on June 1, 2017. Feezell is currently Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Arkansas' University of the Ozarks, overseeing all academic programs as well as student affairs and residence life.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Student Loan News
48
The surprising growth of graduate enrollment at for-profit colleges
posted: Dec 2nd   source: washingtonpost.com  
Nearly a half-million people are borrowing $5 billion a year to pursue advanced degrees from for-profit universities - even as the industry is reeling from investigations, lawsuits and the collapse of prominent players. A study of 20 universities receiving the largest share of federal graduate loans in 2013-14 found that 8 (40%) were for-profit colleges.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Tuition & Financial Aid News
162
How Students Are Responding to the Changes in Federal Financial Aid
posted: Nov 29th   source: nytimes.com  
High school students appear to be responding well to recent changes in the federal student financial aid application process that allow earlier filing, an early analysis shows. The number of HS seniors who completed the FAFSA in October (for the 2017-18 college academic year) increased by 21% versus a comparable period last January t(he first month of the 2016-17 aid cycle).
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  General College News
136
The States That College Graduates Are Most Likely to Leave
posted: Nov 28th   source: nytimes.com  
It's a trend: Young people with college degrees — perhaps the most skilled U.S. workers — are leaving America's economically struggling regions for cities in the South or on the East or West coasts. Dense metro areas produce more jobs and make workers more productive. Wages are also higher. The states losing the most college grads were the most likely to vote for Donald Trump.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  General College News
114
A Warning to College Presidents
posted: Nov 28th   source: linkedin.com  
High Tech CEO's are trying to position degree offerings as a waste of money. College presidents, fight back! Linkedin's CEO has said that college degrees are "overrated" in today's marketplace, contending the focus should be on vocational training. The flaw in his logic is presenting this as a binary choice. Why can't someone pursue both degree & non-degree options? The 2 paths are not mutually...
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Tuition & Financial Aid News
142
Financial Tips for College Applicants Without a Major
posted: Nov 28th   source: usnews.com  
Indecision about choosing a major can lead to extra time in college and more student debt.
Pick a college that offers a wide variety of majors. Students should use personality assessments that pinpoints their interests & narrows down career choices. Undecided students should be diligent about using campus resources to find a career path.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Scholarships
71
A Warning For Parents Who Think A Sports Scholarship Actually Covers College Costs
posted: Nov 28th   source: forbes.com  
Your child concentrated on one sport from an early age. You spent a lot of money to give him or her the best coaches and biggest advantages, and you did it. You beat the odds. Your child is one of the 2% of high school athletes who got an offer to play competitively at a college that offers athletic scholarships. Guess what? You’re still paying big bucks to send your kid to college.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  General College News
131
Betsy DeVos, Trump's Choice for Education Secretary, Has Unclear Higher Ed Priorities
posted: Nov 28th   source: insidehighered.com  
President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is a Michigan charter school activist whose views on higher education and pre-K education are totally unknown beyond some charitable giving - often to Michigan State University. No one knows her views on college affordability, student loans, financial aid or on regulating for-profit colleges.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Member College News
127
St. Bonaventure names DePerro its 21st president
posted: Nov 21st   source: buffalonews.com  
As a product of Franciscan and Jesuit education throughout his life, Dennis DePerro acknowledges his lifelong goal was to someday head one of the nation’s Catholic colleges.
St. Bonaventure University has granted the Buffalo native’s wish, selecting him as its 21st president. DePerro will take office on June 1.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Student Loan News
95
When it comes to career-training programs, for-profit schools don’t measure up, feds say
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
Graduates of career-training programs at public colleges earn nearly $9,000 more than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit colleges. The finding supports the DOE's 'gainful employment' regulation that threatening the withholding of federal financial aid from institutions whose graduates don't earn enough to repay student loans.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Scholarships
86
To Get A College Scholarship: Forget The Field, Hit The Books
posted: Nov 21st   source: npr.org  
Think playing on sports' travel team will help your kids get a college scholarship? Think again. Commentator John U. Bacon advises that they hit the books instead. Nationally, less than 2 percent of high school athletes will get college scholarships.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Higher Ed and Washington
111
Is the future of for-profit colleges bright under Trump? Maybe not.
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
The election of Donald Trump, who campaigned on reducing regulation, immediately lifted shares of publicly-traded for-profit colleges. Congressional Republicans support for-profit colleges - despite the deceptive marketing, shoddy programs and high loan-default rates that have left students with unsustainable loan debt. Trump's election might not be enough to save the industry.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  General College News
145
The 10 foreign countries that send the most students to American colleges
posted: Nov 21st   source: businessinsider.com  
1,043,839 foreign students are now studying in the U.S. - 5.2% of all higher education students. The influx of foreign students is vital for American universities, especially public universities which are increasingly dependent on interantional students to fund their budgets. 328,547 Chinese students attended college in the U.S. in 2015-16.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Higher Ed and Washington
146
The manufacturing jobs Trump promises now require education after high school. Are apprenticeships the answer?
posted: Nov 21st   source: washingtonpost.com  
Siemens built its own U.S. workforce by importing the apprenticeship model from Germany. It offers manufacturing jobs, but its new factories are run by robots and lasers directed by computer software. After three years, apprentices who successfully finish land full-time jobs with a starting salary of $55,000, an associate’s degree and no student debt.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


  Member College News
117
Susquehanna University announces new president
posted: Nov 21st   source: wkok.com  
Dr. Jonathan Green, the provost and dean of faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University, will be taking on the president’s job at Susquehanna University, succeeding Jay Lemons on July 1, 2017. A music major in college, Green is a composer and conductor. He has written seven books and seen the premiere of one of his compositions at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Vote Up!Vote Up! Share this storyShare This Story  


 
   
Vote Up! Voting For Stories
Each week, the most popular stories, as determined by voting and number of times read, are included in the weekly Market Cap & Gown e-mail newsletter.

If there's a story posted that you feel would be of interest to families, educators or financial professionals, be sure to vote for that story!


 
     Next Page