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How To Measure College Grad Salaries

When searching for schools, parents are increasingly asking admission reps this question: Will my child earn a good salary after graduating from your college? College and university admission staffs will enthusiastically answer yes (!!!) to that question, but proof is almost always flimsy at best. Schools typically brag about high job placement statistics for their graduates because they […]

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A New Way to Become a Teacher

A month after he graduated from Beloit College with a degree in mathematics, my son Ben is taking his first step towards becoming a high school math teacher. He starts his Denver Teacher Residency program Monday through a collaborative effort between the University of Denver and the Denver Public Schools. Ben will be taking classes […]

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Plan B for Future Art and Music Majors

Today I’m sharing a guest post that explains some excellent, but overlooked options for students who are interested in attending a music conservatory or an art and design school, which are often extremely expensive options with poor financial aid. The author is Stuart Nachbar, who is president of EducatedQuest.com, a college admissions blog and guide […]

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How My Daughter Made The Most Out of College

A new survey conducted by Gallup and Purdue University indicates that the type of institution that college graduates attend matters less to their future happiness at home and work than the experiences they have in college. I felt vindicated when I saw the Gallup results because I’ve been saying for years that what’s most important […]

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How Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Keeping You in the Dark

Want to know why you can’t obtain the average salary figures for graduates of a particular school? You can direct much of the blame to powerful lobbyists for the nation’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities. That’s the conclusion of a damning new study, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that the […]

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Guess What College is Producing the Highest Earning Grads in Colorado

When searching for colleges, families should be able to know if the graduates at a particular school have been able to find jobs. And preferably good-paying jobs. As I’ve mentioned before on this college blog, it’s almost impossible to find meaningful numbers because the employment statistics that college reps eagerly recite, with few exceptions,  are […]

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