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Why Entrepreneurs Still Need to Earn that College Degree

Zuckerberg and Gates are the exceptions to the rule. No offense, but you probably aren't.<p>With recent drops in college enrollment, degrees getting more and more expensive, and with Mark Zuckerberg and other young entrepreneurs dropping out of college and getting rich before their 30th birthdays, it …

​College Advice from 10 Business Executives and Entrepreneurs

One of the quickest and surest ways to success is to skip the trial and error process (or at least minimize it) and learn from those who have already "made it." I had the privilege of collecting college advice from 10 incredibly successful business executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs to create a …

How Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Get the Most Out of College

College can--and should--be a different experience for budding entrepreneurs. Here's how to do it.<p>Some people were born to be entrepreneurs--from the little kid selling lemonade by the side of the road to the high schooler making thousands selling T-shirts online.<p>But when it comes time to pick a …

After shootings, many colleges are taking another look at security measures

The recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college has focused attention once again on how to secure expansive, multi-building institutions of learning that by their nature are designed to be open and accessible.<p>The Oregon case and others have prompted many school officials to reexamine …

Adding Value to the College Experience via Learning Outside of the Classroom

The rising price tag of a college education has sparked a debate about the college experience. There are those who favor a shift toward online education, believing that separating the content (the professor's teachings) from the delivery (the physical classroom) will reduce expenses and increase …

Survey Reveals Students’ Number One College Worry

Worried about how you’ll pay for college? Join the club.<p>A new survey found that paying for college is prospective students’ biggest concern — 72 percent of respondents are “very worried,” and while 83 percent plan on attending school, only 51 percent feel ready.<p>The findings come from a survey of …

Here’s how much student-loan debt has exploded over the past decade

New college graduates have it tougher now than their peers did 10 years ago, a new report indicates.<p>The average student debt at college graduation …

College & University

Dorms and Data: Strong Security for Secure Learning

Digital natives predominantly compose the student body at today’s higher education institutions, and technological advancements have created …

Higher Education

10 Things This Former College Teacher Wants Students to Know

I had the honor of teaching college students for eight years. I enjoyed my job for the most part (the passionate students, the quirky colleagues, the classroom debates, and the on-campus Starbucks), but there were also the nuances that come with being an educator. There was the student who couldn't …

Teaching

Applying to College Shouldn't Require Answering Life's Great Questions

Essay prompts ask high school seniors to have it all figured out. But isn't that why you go to college?<p>Brown University is asking applicants for the Class of 2017: <i>French novelist Anatole France wrote: "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being</i> …