The Week in Review: Education

This week, we learn that more Americans are hitting the books and certain college grads may be more employable than others. In related news, aspiring and current students alike may have reason to give higher education a second thought as some colleges are haphazardly charging different tuition rates. Lastly, 2012 career goals carry on for some, while the booming health care field continues to offer opportunities.
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Best Degrees for More Employment Opportunities

If you're looking for a new gig, there are some things you should probably know: Bachelor's degree holders have an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent; business administration and computer technology degree grads have a pretty stellar career outlook; and as fascinating as European politics may be, it probably isn't the degree to earn if you're in the market for a job.

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U.S. Bachelor Degree Rate Passes Milestone

Americans are getting smarter. Well, at least 30 percent of us, anyways. According to the Census Bureau's annual Current Population Survey, 30.4 percent of people over age 25 are donning graduation caps and earning bachelor's degrees, a significant jump from 26.2 percent 10 years earlier. Rounding out the top smarty-pants are Asian Americans with 50.3 percent having bachelor's degrees. Hispanics, blacks, and non-Hispanic whites also made some noteworthy strides in higher education.

How large a stride? Click to find out...
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Some Universities Charge Tuition Rates Based on Major and School Year

As crazy as it may seem that your school year and major could influence how much you pay for your college education, it seems that this is a route that many schools are now taking, according to a survey by the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. The survey discovered that 29 percent of four-year public universities charged different undergraduate tuition rates during the 2010 to 2011 school year.

What's behind these drastic changes? Learn more...
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Increase in Community College Attendance for Upper Middle Class

Contrary to popular belief, not all rich (or at least semi-rich) kids want to attend those prestigious Ivy League colleges. Surprised? So are we. But, according to a 2011 Sallie Mae study, it is oh so true. The study found that 22 percent of college students with a family income of $100,000 decided to attend a community college, up from 16 percent in 2008.

So what's making more affluent students gravitate towards community colleges? Keep reading...
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Tips to Reach Your Career Goals in 2012

If there's a will, there's a way. Whether you want to make more money, get a promotion, or dig yourself out of unemployment, if you're determined to reach your career goals, you'll find a way to do it. While it won't be easy, consider these four helpful tips that could help you move your career forward. Read more...

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Most Valuable Health Care Degrees

Do you want to put your heart of gold to good use in a booming career? The health care field might have some great options for you. "With the increased focus on preventative care and the number of baby boomers who will need preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic treatment, the demand for health care workers is definitely on the rise," says medical staff recruiter, Andrea Santiago.

Want to see how you can gear your studies toward a career in this booming industry?

Keep reading...

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