The End of College?

Mark Perry: Only five of the top 30 occupations expected to create the most jobs by 2020 require a college degree or more (nursing, post-secondary teachers, elementary school teachers, accountants and physicians), and ten of the fastest growing occupations don’t even require a high school diploma. Moreover, of the top nine occupations expected to create […]

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Niche Biz: Free Textbooks

MIT Technology Review: Ask Ariel Diaz why he’s taking on the college textbook industry and he’ll tell you, “Quaternions.” Quaternions are a number system used for calculating three-dimensional motion, popular in computer graphics. And Diaz needed a crash course to help him with a consulting gig after his online video platform startup, Youcastr, had failed.

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Yale Students Pitching Businesses

The argument over college versus no college for entrepreneurs may rage on, but at Yale students are pitching their business ideas for the chance to receive funding, according to The New Haven Register. Called “Demo Day,” the annual event has grown into a major opportunity for young Yale start-ups to find the seed money they

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Good Business Idea? Free College!

NBC Connecticut: Four years of tuition at a Connecticut university’s business school? About $120,000. A chance to get it free? Priceless. The dean of the University of New Haven’s business school is issuing a challenge to its incoming freshmen: Bowl me over with your entrepreneurial idea and win free tuition for your undergraduate degree.

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Colleges to Offer Degree Guarantees

There’s not much you can purchase that doesn’t come with a money back guarantee, except for a college degree. Until recently that is, when fifteen private colleges in the United States began ofering four-year degree guarantees. The Consumerist has more: Battling concerns from parents and students that they’ll toil in school for a half-decade or

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