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How much do I owe? Only 30% of college freshmen know their debt amount

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution asks the question, “Are college students borrowing …

College student's nightmare: Loan debt and no degree

When thinking about college debt, the big worry tends to be: Will a paycheck follow the college diploma? And will that job cover everyday bills, as well as monthly student loan payments?<p>But as the high school graduation celebrations wind down and the borrowing for college heats up, the real …

College & University

The biggest risk in going to college isn’t the debt

Until America figures out a better alternative, pushing higher education for all is one of the few avenues we have for meritocracy. For those who argue that college doesn’t prepare students for work: a college degree was never intended to provide vocational training. And it certainly doesn’t …

College & University

College Grads in These States Are Most Likely to Pay Off Their Student Loan Debt

College grads in this state are most likely to pay off their student loan debt<p>Go west, young grad—and, preferably, to Utah.<p>That’s the takeaway from a …

Don't Just Blame For-Profit Colleges for Exploding Grad School Debt

Last month the Center for American Progress (CAP) reported that a short list of 20 graduate schools were responsible for 25 percent of all federal student loan borrowing. The list was dominated by for-profit colleges, with Walden University at the top and the University of Phoenix, Capella, …

College & University

Even With Debt, College Still Pays Off

A bachelor's degree can help recent graduates earn 83 percent more than peers who only completed high school.<p>Widespread unemployment among recent college graduates during, and following, the recession combined with climbing student-loan debt, has left many wondering whether or not a college …

College debt trickling down the family tree - report

Americans caught up in the early stages of the student loan debt crisis still owe as much, if not more, than new college graduates. Now indebted …

College debt isn't just for the young

When Tanya McAnear opened the door at her small boutique in San Diego’s South Park district on a recent morning, she was greeted by a skull in a wedding veil, on display for Halloween. The shop, Bad Madge & Company, sells an eclectic mix of midcentury furniture and vintage fashion.<p>“Right now I have …

College & University

Millennial College Graduates: Young, Educated, Jobless

U.S. Millennials Unemployment jobs<p>This spring, an estimated 2.8 million university graduates will enter the U.S. workforce with bachelor’s, master’s …

It’s Not All Fun and Selfies for Millennials in the Job Market

Photo (cc) by @lattefarsan<p>A new generation of tech-wielding, social-media-savvy millennials is rising in workplaces around the globe, but some are …

Demographics

Goldman Sachs: Job Market, Student Debt Keep Millennials With Parents

For the millions of parents who wonder when their adult kids will move out of the basement, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has some insights about what’s …

Sorry, Millennials, We're Out of the Jobs You Want

Millennials don't want to work in sales, reports the Wall Street Journal. They think it's exploitative. They also hate the idea of variable …

College grads who studied this one subject may have the 'safest route to the upper middle class in America today'

(Army Medicine/flickr)<br>When The Economist was creating its first-ever college rankings, it excluded vocational and trade schools.<p>The decision makes …

There Has Never Been an American “Middle Class”. The U.S. Working Class Has Always Been Poor | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>[The] lack of upward mobility … has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain — that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.</i> (from …

Millennial Job Interview: How To Make Sure You Aren't Misunderstood

Entitled. Lazy. Ungrateful. Disloyal. Wants immediate rewards. Tired of hearing these things said about you? Turns out, you aren’t alone. These words appeared in a 1968 edition of <i>Life Magazine</i> describing Baby Boomers. I’ve studied and written about cross-generational leadership for more than a …

Leadership

Why millennials have little interest in pursuing government jobs

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer</i> …