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5 Worst Colleges for Return on Investment

5 Worst Colleges for Return on Investment

While the value of a good education arguably can’t be counted in dollars, your salary after graduation certainly can. The result is that sometimes, the cost of attending college can actually outweigh the long-term benefits. So which colleges are worth the bill, and perhaps more importantly, which aren’t? Last week, Payscale.com released their annual survey ...

Financial Aid at Private Colleges at Record High, Says Study

Financial Aid at Private Colleges at Record High, Says Study

As public universities continue to raise tuition in order keep afloat, more students of private colleges are receiving record-breaking amounts of financial aid to help cover the expenses of college. According to a new study released by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUB), financial aid at private college now covers approximately ...

NACE Ranks Highest-Paid College Majors

NACE Ranks Highest-Paid College Majors

With graduation just around the corner and thousands of college seniors preparing to enter the workforce, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has released their latest survey of which majors chosen by the class of 2013 will net the highest average salaries. The survey was compilled with data from governmental and private sources, as well ...

Snag This: Nook Tablets on Sale Through Mother’s Day

Snag This: Nook Tablets on Sale Through Mother’s Day

Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablets have long been overshadowed by Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad, but the company has gone to great lengths to get its products into the hands of consumers. Its most recent effort to bolster sales sees the price of its tablets slashed tremendously, down $50 for each of its Nook ...

Canadian Colleges Look to Be an Affordable Option for U.S. Students

Canadian Colleges Look to Be an Affordable Option for U.S. Students

As members of the class of 2017 prepare for college, the cost of attending a U.S. university is the biggest concern of both students and parents. The average student loan is $26,000 and as post-graduation opportunities look bleak, reducing reliance on loans should be a priority for students entering college. Many students begin their studies ...

Trusted Contacts on Facebook Hold the Keys to Your Account

Trusted Contacts on Facebook Hold the Keys to Your Account

A new Facebook feature is putting your account’s security in the hands of your most trusted friends. Working as a password recovery tool, Trusted Contacts allows you to set up additional security for situations where you find yourself locked out of your account. It started off as a test feature in 2011, but is now ...

Conservative Governors Call for a Limit to Liberal Arts Education

Conservative Governors Call for a Limit to Liberal Arts Education

As economic growth continues to be sluggish, leaving record numbers of college graduates unemployed or underemployed, and student loan debt topping $1 trillion for the first time in US history, politicians have continued to call for more emphasis to be placed on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to keep ...