Jamie Woodward

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Is Grad School Worth It? 7 Steps To Calculating The ROI

<i>This is one half of a two-part story on whether graduate school is worth it. Check out the companion piece, “How This Lawyer Ended Up With $350,000 In Debt And Near Poverty-Level Income.”</i><p>People go to graduate school for various reasons. For some professions, like medicine, law and academia, a …

White High School Dropouts Have More Wealth Than Black and Hispanic College Graduates

This post first appeared on Demos:<p>The Federal Reserve recently released the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances. Earlier I calculated overall racial wealth inequality and wealth inequality within age groups. In this post, I calculate racial wealth levels for each educational attainment group.<p>Here is …

How Students Feel About Being A Virgin In College

If you're a virgin in college, calm down, because you aren't alone.<p>Everyone on campus is not going out, getting wasted and shacking up with a random person every weekend.<p>Despite the many articles at Elite Daily suggesting otherwise, there is no actual evidence of a hook-up culture among …

The six paths of the typical US college graduate—and why they’re all wrong

There are currently six prominent paths for achievement-minded recent college graduates: financial services, management consulting, law school (still), med school, and grad school/academia. The sixth is Teach for America, which continues to draw approximately 5,000 graduates (and 50,000 applicants) …

College & University

Paul Smith's College to Offer Minor in Craft Beer Studies

A new course of study is available at Paul Smith’s College: craft beer studies and operations.<p>The rural upstate New York school will offer the …

Brew U: Now College Students Can Minor in Craft Beer

Plenty of college co-eds enjoy schooling peers in their beer knowledge, but now a New York institution is inviting students to actually minor in brew.<p>…

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The Liberal Arts Colleges Whose Graduates Earn The Most

Every time I write about salaries and college degrees, liberal arts majors come at the end of the list. My last story on the topic, about data released by the non-profit National Center for Colleges and Employers earlier this month, described starting salaries for seven majors. The major NACE …

12 colleges with fascinating music listening habits

If you could listen to the personalized playlist of your university, what would it sound like?<p>Using data from hundreds of colleges from around the country, Spotify attempted to quantify college students’ listening habits by tracking the top 40 U.S. universities that listen to the most music.<p>Using …

Lowering Sexual Assault on College Campuses and in the Military Starts in Elementary School

As the brother of a sexual assault survivor, seeing the mainstream media, the federal government, and the public at large begin to engage in a conversation on sexual assault and rape is encouraging. Everyday we see new ideas and proposed guidelines aimed at preventing this horrible crime. Our …

Here's How We Came Up With Our List Of The Best Colleges In America

For our sixth annual list of the Best Colleges in America, we conducted a survey that asked thousands of professionals around the world to rank the best colleges in the U.S.<p>While more than 7,000 people took the survey, we filtered the results to include only the 1,500 professionals who said they …

Why College Students Are Stealing Their Textbooks

College students have long complained about the ridiculously high cost of textbooks. But irritation over price gouging is now morphing into a kind of rebellion. A large chunk of students are done shelling out $100 apiece (or more) for textbooks they barely use, and they have no qualms about …

Is A (Liberal Arts) College Degree Still Worth It?

"The Tuition Is Too Damn High"<p>"Is College Still Worth It?"<p>"How the College Bubble Will Pop"<p>Those headlines -- from the <i>Washington Post</i>, <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, and <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, respectively -- are part of a powerful media narrative that both reflects and feeds a growing public concern about the …

Occupy activists abolish $3.85m in Corinthian Colleges students' loan debt

Over the last few days, over 2,700 Everest College students woke up to find that someone had paid off their private student debt.<p>This was no act of goodwill by the government, which is currently suing Everest parent Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices. Nor is it a gift from …

Don't Leave It to Chance: 5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity in College

Fall semester has kicked off, and as a result many college students are readjusting to the groove of things after a long summer break. The first few weeks begin with idealistic plans of all they hope to do throughout the semester. Many times, however, they find themselves at the end wondering where …

Boston becomes first city with safety laws for college athletes

New ordinance will require a neurotrauma consultant at every Division I football, ice hockey and men's lacrosse event to monitor concussions.<p>The …

Tons Of College Students Are Now Crowdfunding Their Tuition On The Internet

Now, college students are turning to sites like GoFundMe, Pigit, and Zerobound to raise funds to cover tuition, living expenses, books, and other school supplies.<p>According to GoFundMe, the number of education-focused campaigns on its site has risen dramatically in recent years.<p>The number of …

College & University

The Degree Is Doomed

The credential — the degree or certificate — has long been the quintessential value proposition of higher education. Americans have embraced degrees with a fervor generally reserved for bologna or hot dogs. Everyone should have them! Many and often! And their perceived value elsewhere in the world …

Parents, you’re paying for college wrong

When Junior’s college tuition bill comes, parents may want to rethink how they’re going to pay it.<p>According to Sallie Mae’s “How American Pays for …

Lights, Camera, College? Goucher College Introduces Video Applications

The college admissions game is intense, competitive and, some would say, out of control. Now one Maryland college is looking to make it a little bit simpler.<p>Goucher College, a liberal arts school in Baltimore, is offering students the opportunity to skip submitting standardized SAT and ACT scores, …

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Student claims community college rejected application because of Christian faith

Brandon Jenkins was denied entry to a radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County because of his Christian faith and was advised to not wear his religion on his sleeve, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges.<p>Now, I have to admit to being a bit skeptical when I first …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Many Millennials Expect To Spend Decades Paying For College

When <i>Morning Edition</i> asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>MORNING EDITION recently asked young adults, members of the millennial generation, to …

Young Adults, Student Debt and Economic Well-Being

Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of younger Americans, as households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far …

Public university tuition is up, and the numbers zero in on why

Two reports released this weekend about how public universities are spending their money have sparked widespread outrage across the country.<p>One, from the Chronicle of Higher Education, outlined executive compensation at public universities, revealing that college presidents make, on average, nearly …

Using Laptops In Class Impacts Test Scores For Students And People Nearby In Lectures

There's a good reason why laptops shouldn't be used in class, according to some faculty who spoke with HuffPost Live Monday, and it has more to do with the people who leave their computers at home.<p>Erik Angner, a professor at George Mason University, noted the moving image on someone's computer …

Scientists Link A Good Night's Sleep To Higher Test Scores

Does a good night's sleep really boost your performance the following day? A new study not only suggests that it can but also shows how big a difference the extra zzz's make.<p>For the study, researchers from Ghent and KU Leuven universities in Belgium surveyed 621 first-year university students about …