Things that will prepare you for college life

  Going off to college may look as the most exciting chapter of your life. New friends, new city, and the completely new experience you will remember for the rest of life is all the college is about. Well, almost. College is not just about studying, partying, and exams – you have to prepare yourself… Continue reading Things that will prepare you for college life

How to move out for the first time?

Congratulations on your first move! Whether you’re heading off to college, starting a new job, or simply getting your independence for the first time, moving out of your family home is a huge step. Moving out doesn’t have to be stressful and scary. With a few quick hints, you can make your move with ease.… Continue reading How to move out for the first time?

Tips to search and compare online colleges

  [responsivevoice_button buttontext=”Play”] When a student looks for an online college to get a degree or masters, he or she needs to look at different aspects of the colleges that are important before joining a particular programme. Sometimes joining the first online college that you find may result in not getting a proper degree, being… Continue reading Tips to search and compare online colleges

How to save your parents money on college tuition?

Going to college is becoming more and more expensive every, single year. While many students can rely on their parents to help out with education costs, many students don’t want to stretch that help farther than necessary. Fortunately there are a lot of ways for students to save their parents money when it comes time… Continue reading How to save your parents money on college tuition?

What is the problem with colleges today? While the United States is chock full of plenty of excellent colleges and prestigious universities, many of these are highly selective, making them more and more difficult to get into. Then, there are those colleges that are struggling to be filled with students. Exploring this crisis in better detail can help gain more understanding of it.

In the spring of 2013, 2.3 percent of college student enrollments dropped versus the number one year earlier in the spring of 2012. In the 2010 to 2011 time period, there were 3.4 million high school graduates in the United States. The estimated number of graduates for 2013 to 2014 is 3.2 million. Across the nation, there are 446 colleges that still have space available for students in the 2012 to 2013 freshman class or for those who could transfer. Statistics are taken from the National Association for College Admission Counseling. There are also only 20 percent of students who get accepted to private colleges and universities at this point in time in comparison to the one third who were accepted five years ago.

One third of all schools expect to see a hike in tuition or a drop in revenue from it as a result of the declining number of students who are enrolling in them. Four year public colleges saw a decline in enrollment of four percent from the fall of 2010 to spring 2011, of 5.7 percent from fall 2011 to the spring of 2012 and of six percent from the fall of 2012 through the spring of 2013. Additionally, at least half of all colleges expect to see a decline in the enrollment of students who will attend on a full time basis.

The age of college students is also dropping in spite of over a decade of a sharp growth. This is largely due to the number of Americans turning 18 reaching its peak in 2009. The decline is projected to continue on through 2016. However, many adults who chose to go back to school during the recent recession have since returned to work as the economic recovery occurred.

There has been a shocking 1,120 percent increase in college tuition and fees since 1978. Schools that have been hit hard in particular include the University of Arizona with a 110 percent increase, the University of Hawaii, which saw a 108 percent increase, Arizona State University and the University of Washington – Seattle with 107 percent increases and Georgia Tech with a 105 percent tuition increase. These and other schools have seen such great increases in tuition and fees due to the sizes of the college administrations and costs thereof rising.

Source: BestCollegesOnline.org

 

6 Ways for college students to relieve stress

College can be a stressful time for students wherever they may be. Not only are you becoming an adult and taking on some large responsibilities, you are also exposed to all sorts of peer pressure and newly found freedom. Finding a way to handle that pressure and get rid of stress is essential. This article… Continue reading 6 Ways for college students to relieve stress

In 1948, U.S. News & World Report was a magazine reporting on politics, economics and education across the world. Today, the organization is known mostly for its college ranking system, an annual report that compares universities across America. Despite criticism, the report is used throughout the world as the definitive guide to U.S. higher education.

The U.S. News & World Report splits colleges into four separate categories and then compares schools within the ranks. Regional universities and colleges are further split into geographical areas, but national universities and liberal arts colleges compete against schools throughout the country. Within each category, one college is declared the best and every other school is compared to that particular college.

The report uses seven different criteria to compare schools, ranging from the university’s reputation to class sizes and incoming test scores for freshman. Alumni giving, financial spending on students and graduation rates are also considered. While some factors are subjective, most are based on data that is shown to users of the report.

Source: The College Consensus

Three things to look for when searching for an MBA Program

An MBA degree (a master’s degree in business administration) can be a big stepping stone to a more rewarding career. Not only are MBA holders generally more satisfied with their jobs than the typical employee, but an MBA degree often leads to larger salaries. What could be better than working in a field you enjoy… Continue reading Three things to look for when searching for an MBA Program