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Rural Students and College: A Win-Win Situation
March 7, 2018
Approximately 59 percent of rural high school students go on to attend college the fall after graduation. Compare this to 62 percent and 67 percent for urban and suburban students, respectively. Furthermore, of the 42 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds who are enrolled in higher education institutions, just 29 percent are from rural areas. The takeaway, according to The Atlantic? “When it comes to college enrollment, students in Middle America -- many of them white -- face an uphill battle against economic and cultural deterrents.” Why does this disparity matter so much, and what can be done to correct it? Here’s a closer look.

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Where Should You Do Your Internship?
March 2, 2018
Doing an internship may be one of the best choices you can make as an undergraduate to get a better sense of what comes after graduation. Where should you do one Let's take a closer look, based on your field.

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5 Offbeat Music Degrees
February 28, 2018
If you talk in the language of rhythm and cadence, trebles and measures, and carry a metronome in your pocket, a music degree might be just the ticket. But not just any music degree. Let's take a closer look at five offbeat music degrees.

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What College Students Need to Know about the Opioid Crisis
February 20, 2018
The economic toll of the opioid epidemic in the US skyrocketed to more than $1 trillion between 2001 and 2017. Meanwhile, more than 62,000 Americans fatally overdosed from opioid use in 2017 alone. While college life is often thought of as an idyllic bubble, the reality is that opioid use can and do...

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Off-The-Beaten-Path Ski and Study Destinations
February 15, 2018
If the Winter Olympics has you thinking about how you can ski and study at the same time, you need to take a look at this. From the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern, you can ski and study in these fantastic locations. Let's take a closer look.

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Do You Need A Mentor?
February 14, 2018
What do Yoda, Mr. Miyagi, Professor Dumbledore, and Mary Poppins have in common? In addition to great screen presences, they're mentors. Do you need one? Probably. Let's take a closer look at how to figure it out.

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5 Fields of Study in South Korea
February 8, 2018
Welcome to Opening Ceremonies! As you watch this year's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, consider one of these exciting fields of study. Paiting!

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Four Things You Need to Know About College Bullying
February 6, 2018
We often think of bullies in the context of elementary school playgrounds, lunch tables, and school busses. However, the reality is that bullies grow up and move on with many heading to a common destination: college campuses. Factor in the skyrocketing prevalence of cyberbullying, and college studen...

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Are International Students Immigrants? The Debate Explained
February 1, 2018
Want to understand the debate over international students and immigration numbers? Let's take a closer look at the UK-and why Prime Minister Theresa May is in a growing minority of those who want to include international student numbers in immigration statistics.

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Five Tips for Addressing a Lack of Education on Your CV
January 15, 2018
Many job descriptions set forth a specific set of criteria for applicants. But what about if you find the perfect job and you don’t meet the criteria -- particularly when it comes to educational requirements? As it turns out, this doesn’t automatically mean game over. Why not? Because, in some c...

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...