About a dozen states, including Maine and Illinois, have passed measures designed to protect student-loan borrowers from predatory loan servicers. The moves come as federal regulators are loosening regulations on such lenders.
Carnegie Mellon University alumnus and trustee Lane Bess, and his wife Letty, have donated $10 million to the school to endow the dean's chair for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Bess graduated from the college in 1983 and went on to found a management and investment firm.
Some US business schools are incorporating STEM subjects such as data analytics and technology into their MBA programs to help international students more easily obtain US visas to enter and work in the country. Students with STEM degree designations can stay in the US for an additional two years if hired after graduation.
At least 40% of students who graduated from top MBA programs in 2018 incurred at least $100,000 in debt to complete the program, but overall only 18% of students borrowed that much, according to a new analysis. The data also shows that 44% of MBA graduates report incurring no debt.
Scholarships and admissions flexibility are among the strategies some US business schools are using to increase class diversity. Women comprised 34.8% of MBA classes at top-ranked US schools in 2019.
Those earning online MBAs are part of a diverse group that includes medical professionals and military veterans ranging in ages between 28 and 65, writes Poets and Quants Editor-in-Chief John Byrne. The magazine is highlighting 50 graduates from this year's class and the lessons they learned while earning a degree.
Build a successful career by choosing jobs that enable you to make the world a better place, develop a specialty and treat others with respect, writes Zack Friedman, founder and chief executive officer of Make Lemonade. Don't limit yourself to just one career path, Friedman advises, but find ways to work your expertise into other fields such as teaching or developing new products.
During 19 years as president at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York, Gail Mellow says she has tried to "weave together that network of support" to help students succeed. As she retires, Mellow says she's proud of reforms she enacted that have resulted in both higher enrollment and graduation rates.
Colleges and universities are using new strategies, including technology and corequisite courses, to increase student success in remedial classes to improve graduation and retention rates. After finding success with some strategies, Christopher Mullin, director of Strong Start to Finish, says now "the goal is to determine what works best and scale it."