With the consistent invocation that STEM careers hold the key to our nation’s future, the liberal arts degree has become branded as a useless and overpriced luxury — one that leaves students ill prepared to enter the workforce. Republicans like Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin have gone so far as to suggest the defunding of liberal-arts majors. Instead, the trend is that students be trained solely in the more elite and promising fields that make up the core of STEM: science, technology, engineering and...
80th annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund: Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
Celebrities, VIPs and fashion industry titans came together at the Grand Hyatt hotel last night for the the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s 80th Annual Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner. The gala celebrated the 2017 Fashion Scholarship Fund class and eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship finalists, awarding nearly $1.5 million in scholarships throughout the evening. The crowd cheered on the eight finalists, selected from top colleges and universities around the country,...
Which Philly college has the highest salary after graduation?
Students graduating from 50 four-year colleges and universities, technical schools and community colleges in the Philadelphia area can expect to earn between $19,300 and $95,800 after graduation. Metro analyzed data from 50 schools in Philadelphia and within a 20-mile radius of the city. The highest salary graduates in the area can expect to make is just shy of $100,000, but the school it comes from might surprise you. Click through the slideshow to check out the top salaries in the area. The data comes from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, which looks at higher-education institutions around the country, and offers prospective students information on financial aid, GI Bill benefits and how to choose the right college. Of the 50 schools area schools Metro analyzed: –The average yearly cost of tuition is $21,750.16. The priciest school is Villanova University, at $35,565 annually; the least expensive is Delaware County Community College, costing students $5,428 annually. –Nationally, the average annual cost of tuition is $16,200. –Fifty-four percent of students graduate in the Philadelphia-area, on average. The University of Pennsylvania sees the highest graduation rate, at 96 percent; Holy Family University in the Northeast has the lowest, at 5 percent. –Of the area's three community college, CCP has the lowest graduation rate: 10 percent. Alumni from Montgomery County see the highest post-grad salary: $35,800. –None of the 50 were named in the Scorecard's featured lists: Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes; 25 Community Colleges that Advance Opportunities for Low-Income Students; 26 Four-Year Public and Private Colleges with Low Costs and High Salaries; and community colleges with high salaries.
Trump’s Student Loan Repayment Plan vs. Obama’s REPAYE
Americans with federal student loan debt stand to pay more each month with President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal than by enrolling in the Obama administration’s most widely available income-driven repayment plan, Revised Pay As You Earn, according to an analysis by NerdWallet. However, Trump’s proposal could forgive loans sooner, which would help borrowers with lower incomes. Borrowers with federal student loans are set up with a standard 10-year plan of equal payments each month. It’s the...
Which colleges have the highest paid graduates?
College is a big investment, so why not be sure it will pay off? Whether you blame it on networking, privilege or opportunity, students at some colleges just end up making more than others — a lot more in some cases. In the top spot of the Department of Education's recent rankings was Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, whose median salaries for former students stood at an impressive $186,500. In fact, most of the top salaries went to schools offering medical, pharmacy...
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Dreading SAT math? Here's some advice from a pro
For students who have always feared math class, preparing for a standardized test is the stuff of nightmares. “It’s something we hear about all the time talking with students and their families,” says Cailin Papszycki, Kaplan Test Prep’s New York area director of SAT and ACT programs. “A lot of students will say ‘I’m a great student, but I’m not a great test taker.’” We asked Papszycki to share what students should do to shake those math-related jitters. Create a plan of attack “We always tell...
How to choose the right school for your child
Back in the day, if you had a kid, and that kid needed to go to school, you didn’t have very many options about where to send her. There was the local public school, maybe a parochial school or two and — if you were very lucky — a private prep school. Nowadays, it’s a different story. We are faced with an abundance of choice, from schools that focus on everything from aerospace to performing arts, to specialized institutions devoted to Montessori or Waldorf teaching methods. “I once visited a...
Six steps to finding the right MBA program for you
This article was written in association with the QS World MBA Tour and the QS World Grad School Tour. The business education market can seem like a jungle. Should you just apply to a school you’ve heard of, one you’re fairly confident is held in high esteem by your peers and future employers, and ignore the rest? RELATED: Five myths that prevent women from getting their MBA Well, you could, but your MBA isn’t something to take lightly. The work, costs involved and potential value to your...
The three things you need to know to get into business school
Top MBA programs are highly selective. At New York University’s Stern School of Business, for example, the full-time MBA acceptance rate in 2014 was just 18 percent. So, how do you get into a school despite the crazy odds? We at TopMBA.com, asked admissions directors how applicants can stand out from the crowd. Be yourself It sounds clichéd, but it's true: Business schools aren’t looking for some preordained version of the perfect MBA candidate. They actually want to get to know the real you...
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This is according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center of Education in the Workforce. That same study also found 35% of these jobs will require at least a Bachelor’s degree, while the fast-growing fields of healthcare, education and STEM (science, teaching, engineering, math) also have the highest demands for post-secondary education and training.
Trump's education plan would undermine New York's neediest students: study
Donald Trump’s campaign promise to pull billions of federal dollars out of public schools to pay for private vouchers would undermine the education of more than 700,000 New York students, according to an analysis by the United Federation of Teachers. The UFT found that students at 1,200 schools across New York City would face larger class sizes, have fewer teachers and lose after-school academic and enrichment programs if Trump were to divest Title 1, legislation designed specifically to aid...
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If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding education that will help you embark on a career that will make a difference in the world, Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment tostudy public health or earn a professional degree. At Tufts, we support and promote an inclusive community where students with diverse backgrounds and goals can thrive and succeed.
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3 new classes for the new year
Ah, the new year, that time when we feel anything is possible. While you’re high on that new year, new you optimism, here are three upcoming classes in New York City that will help you pick up a new skill and keep that momentum going through the winter. Photography 101 Brooklyn Brainery Mondays Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 6:00-8:00 p.m. $85 brooklynbrainery.com Make 2017 the year you graduate from iPhone selfies to DSLR portraits. At Prospect Heights’ continuing education hub, this three-session...
How to ace your college interview
Even for high school seniors who have perfected their applications and standardized test scores, the college admissions interview is often a nerve-wracking experience. “I tell students, as far as the nervousness goes: The subject of the conversation is you,” says Ian Fisher, director of educational counseling at College Coach, an educational advising firm. “This isn’t a quiz or a difficult calculus problem. They just want to know you.” Easier said than done, right? Fisher shares his tips on how...
4 tips for writing a college application essay that really shines
There’s a reason Janine Robinson named her site devoted to guiding students through the college essay application process Essay Hell. RELATED: The new trend in college admissions is digital portfolios “It’s the most dreaded piece of writing people do in their lifetimes,” says Robinson, a former journalist and English teacher who now coaches students. “There’s so much riding on it, but no one has taught students how to write this kind of essay.” We asked Robinson for her advice on creating an...
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The new trend in college admissions
When 18-year-old Gillian Pelkonen was applying to colleges last winter, she made sure to send not only her carefully crafted college essay, résumé and list of extracurriculars, but also a digital portfolio, which included links to a few songs she produced on SoundCloud and a video with snippets from five of her high school play performances. Now a freshman at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, she credits her acceptance to her eclectic application. “I wanted to let...
How to deal with digital distractions
When it comes to our relationship with our devices — we are slaves. Their glowing screens and flashing alerts are so incredibly tempting, and whether or not we’d like to admit it, they’re our kryptonite. Thankfully, the solution is not to divorce ourselves from technology altogether, explains Adam Gazzaley, a professor in the departments of neurology, physiology, and psychiatry at the University of California and author of a book about our behavior in a high-tech culture,“The Distracted Mind.”
Experts offer tips for surviving NYC's kindergarten application season
Parents of 4-year-olds have more on their holiday-patterned plates than wrestling for the Hatchimals in the toy isles: It is now kindergarten application season in New York City. The Department of Education’s online application system, Kindergarten Connect, is open from Wednesday through Jan. 13, with placements released in March. And while Requests for Testing (RFT) for the city's gifted and talented programs were due on Nov. 14, insiders say the window is still open for special requests for a...
How to break into the world of fashion
Aspiring fashionistas looking to break into the world of design need more than a good eye and a fantastic sense of style. “Everyone who picks out a button thinks they are a designer these days,” says George Simonton, a longtime fashion designer and a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “You see all of these so-called designers who are celebrities, but they I tell my students they are pretend designers, they are hiring people to do the work.” Simonton says that while much has...