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Category: Career

How College is Financed

Top Funding Sources of College Figuring out how to finance your college is a consideration for every student.  It is a barrier to entry for some students and a perceptual obstacle for others.  We have published several articles about college readiness, free college tuition programs, how to graduate college debt free, private college discounts, the…

Choosing Your College Degree

Most Important Factors for Choosing a College Degree In a recent survey of prospective college students performed by Sparkroom, students from across the country provided key insights into their college decision making process.  The survey responses varied from location to cost and from curriculum to support.  To help you better understand the thought processes involved…

College Students Graduating with the Least Debt

College Grads With the Least Debt For many college students and parents, student loans are inevitable.  Loans become the financial bridge between personal means and institutional financial aid.  How common is student debt?  Let’s put some data in place to properly frame the concept of student debt: NCES reports 17 million students current attend college…

College Rankings for Financial Aid

Top Ranked Colleges Providing the Most Financial Aid One of the largest barriers for college students is money.  Money to pay for tuition, books, room & board, fees, parking, books, laundry, telephone, and the list goes on.  The facts remain, as a nation we have reached an all-time high for college graduates.  Over 33% of…

Out of State College Trends

Trends in Out of State College Enrollment Data provided by The U.S. Department of Education can be extracted for hundreds of data points.  Some pieces are useful to students while others are not useful to current or prospective college students.  Examples of useful data include things like acceptance rates, on-campus residence, number of enrolled graduate…

Efficacy of Alternative College Credentials

ROI of Alternative College Credentials In a recent study by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS), research dives deep into the burgeoning field of alternative college credentials.  As an alternative for traditional college degrees, the industry has seen its share of disruptive technologies and pathway programs for soon-to-be college students.  Examples of alternative credentials…

Best Cities for Teachers

What are the Top Cities for K-12 Teachers? A recent set of data compiled by our team reveals the best cities for Teachers to work and live.  The subset is specific to Kindergarten through 12th grade teachers given the data constructs and emphasis of the study.  The bulk of the top cities are found in…

Private College Tuition Discounts at All-Time High

Discounts for College Tuition at Historic Levels Mainstream media would like prospective college students that tuition is on a runaway path and private college affordability is out of reach.  Taking a step back and analyzing the facts will provide a holistic picture on private college tuition trends.  Our goal is to provide a fact-based, no-nonsense…

Trends in College Costs

The Real Story of College Costs If you are considering college for your future or the future of your child, it is important to separate fact from fiction.  In other words, using a single data point to make a decision can have adverse consequences on you instead of utilizing a holistic decision-making process. As an…

Highest Education Levels in U.S History

Most College Grads in American History The United States has reached a critical point in our history where we now have a greater number of adults over the age of 25 with a college degree than ever before.  In fact, we also have a greater percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree in addition to…