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More Families With Means Are Opting For Community Colleges

College costs keep rising, and students are piling on more debt than ever before.  But here’s a trend you may not know about.  More and more families with means are downshifting from private or expensive schools to lower cost community colleges: “Many predict any rise in rates could push more families to seek out less-expensive colleges—furthering […]

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Best College Majors – for Earnings, That Is

Take a look at a very interesting article by Phil Izzo, “Which College Majors Pay Best,” in the Wall Street Journal.  Izzo spotlights research by Joseph G. Altonji, Erica Blom and Costas Meghir of Yale University, showing which college majors generate higher earnings after graduation.  Not surprisingly, certain majors – notably those requiring math skills – lead to higher […]

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College Dreaming

For those of you who are parents of high school seniors, you know far too well the agonies of  the college application season.  It’s a seemingly endless marathon of tests, applications, essays, recommendations, and documentation, and soon it will all be topped off with the heart-breaking thin letter of rejection or the joyful fat letter of acceptance.  […]

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