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Higher-Education

With so many jobs requiring college degrees these days, there has never been more of an emphasis on higher education. We'll show you which degrees matter most, where you should apply and how much more money you can expect to make after earning a college degree.

Higher-Education Advice

  • 8 College Degrees with the Worst Return on Investment

    While there's no doubt that a college degree increases earning power and broadens opportunities, today's high cost of education means it makes sense to more carefully consider which degree you earn. When it comes to return on investment … Read more...

  • Take Harvard and MIT Classes for Free!

    Two of the country's premier academic institutions -- the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University -- have joined forces to launch an online education initiative that might just "reinvent education," according to Anant … Read more...

  • How to Pay Off Student Loans Faster

    Did you know the average 4-year undergraduate has $18,625 in student loan debt that will end up costing $25,720 between now and 2022? Being saddled with that kind of debt often leads to putting off major life decisions such as getting … Read more...

  • 7 Hot Jobs for New College Grads

    The month of May brings us Mother's Day, the Kentucky Derby and -- most importantly -- college graduations. After four long years of toiling and late-night study sessions, graduates have their caps, gowns, and that diploma is waiting for … Read more...

  • Networking Tips to Land Your First Job

    Are you planning a transition “from college to career?” You won’t want to miss out on advice from Lindsey Pollak, a recognized expert on next-generation career trends. She recently released a new edition of her terrific book, Getting from … Read more...

  • 4 Tips for First-Time Job Hunters

    The biggest mistake most new job seekers make is not taking enough action. A lot of people spend way too much time sitting at their computers scrolling through job listings while they should be taking lots of other actions, such as visiting … Read more...

  • MIT for Free

    The new initiative, dubbed MITx, will have no admissions requirements or application process. Participants will be able to access course materials, interact with faculty and communicate with other students. There will be no charge to take … Read more...

  • 2011 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads

    While 2011 college seniors are excited about closing the door on one part of their life, it's common for them to feel pressure as it pertains to next steps. Some graduates may have already landed a job, but others may still not have a clue … Read more...

  • 12 Entry-Level Jobs with Big Earning Potential

    No one ever promised you were going to graduate from college and, degree hot off the press, land yourself a job as CFO. But in today's job market, where competition is particularly keen, it seems as if even the mediocre jobs are few and far … Read more...

  • Some states will continue budget cuts in the new year

    Even though most states found themselves creating massive cuts in the last year, the budget gap is still too much for some to handle, leading them to decrease spending further. Read more...