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Could a Badge Be As Good As a College Degree?

The college degree is the only game in town. At least that’s the way it’s been for a very long time. Most Americans believe they need a college degree to succeed professionally and the statistics certainly bear this out. College graduates earn considerably more during their careers. Among Americans ages 25 to 32, for instance, […]

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When Will a College Degree Pay Off?

It’s old news that college graduates make more money than Americans who bailed on their education after high school. You don’t need a study to figure this out, but that hasn’t discouraged researchers from crunching the numbers anyway. This week the College Board released a study, Education Pays 2010, that documents what advantages that a […]

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Top 10 Best and Worst College Degrees in 2010

What are the best and worst college majors for students who want to make the highest starting salaries? Engineering students dominate the best college majors by salary. Engineering majors represent eight out of 10 highest-paying bachelor’s degrees. The other two disciplines in the top 10 best college degrees are computer science and information sciences and […]

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The March of the Edupunks

Why can’t you take a literature course at Amherst College, a physics class at MIT and a journalism class at the University of Missouri and be on your way to obtaining a degree? This might seem like a silly question, but cobbling together a degree after taking virtual classes at different institutions might not seem […]

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Want a Fat Paycheck? Attend these State Universities

What colleges and universities produce graduates who go on to earn the highest paychecks? It’s easy to answer that question if you consult the annual college salary survey that Pay Scale Inc., just released.  The list of schools that produce the graduates with the highest starting salaries is dominated by Ivy League institutions and other […]

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