education

46.5% of College Dropouts in Default

About 60% of all college graduates complete their bachelor degree programs, with an average student loan debt of $16,723. The average college dropout owes nearly as much — $13,930 — ...
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For-Profit Colleges Strayer, Capella to Merge

For-profit colleges Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) and Capella Education Co. (NASDAQ: CPLA) have agreed to an all-stock merger of the two companies in a deal valued at $1.9 billion. ...
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Hackers Ramp Up Efforts Against Schools

Hackers have increased their efforts to get into databases and email of schools and other educational organizations, according to the Department of Education. The online thieves have begun attempts to ...
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Why High School Students Left $2.3 Billion in College Aid on the Table

The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. The grant ...
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Harvard’s Dismal 8.1% Endowment Return

Many huge endowments would be happy with an 8% return on their money during the course of a year. Harvard, an institution known for lofty aspirations, and results, from the careers ...
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Women Hold Almost Two-Thirds of College Debt

Women comprise 56% of those people who were enrolled in colleges and universities last year. On a ratio basis, their debt problems are much larger than the percentage of this ...
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What to Watch For in the Bright Scholar IPO

Bright Scholar Education Holdings has filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). The company expects to go public ...
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Race and Gender Effects of Student Loan Debt

According to the latest report from the Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt totaled $1.438 trillion at the end of the first quarter of 2017, up by $32 billion compared ...
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Bright Scholar Files for IPO

Bright Scholar Education Holdings has filed an F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were listed in the ...
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Student Loans Help Pay for the Beer and Bikinis of Spring Break

Have you ever wondered how cash-strapped college students manage to pay for those spring break trips to sunnier climes? After all, plane tickets, lodging, meals, adult beverages — all these ...
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Universities Raise $41 Billion, Harvard Leads With $1.2 Billion

Harvard University is the top 0.001% of the academic world. Last year America's colleges and universities raised $41 billion, according to the Council for Aid to Education. Of the total, ...
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College Endowment Values Dropped in 2016, Despite Market Rise

The bull market has not helped the value of college and university endowments. They fell 1.9% in the fiscal year that ended one June 30, 2016. Endowments did little better ...
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Average Student Debt Hits $30,000 for Class of 2015

A student who graduates with $30,000 in debt could take years to pay it off, or may not pay it off at all, falling into default. According to the Institute for ...
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Top 25 Online MBA Programs 2017

No matter how you slice it, post-BA higher education is getting more expensive. Tuition costs are rising, as are the other costs associated with graduate school such as housing, food, ...
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Student Loan Default Rate Continues to Decline

It is no secret that the student loan burden has reached a serious level in America. In fact, student loans for college and graduate degrees are muting the ability for ...
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