Stanford Extends Free Tuition to More Middle-Class Students The Wall Street Journal
Any undergraduate admitted to the class of 2019 who comes from a family with an annual income below $125,000 won’t have to pay tuition, the school announced. Previously, the cutoff for free tuition was $100,000 in family income.
Students from families with incomes below $65,000 also will receive free room and board, and families earning up to about $225,000 also may qualify for financial assistance, especially if more than one family member is enrolled in college.
“Our highest priority is that Stanford remain affordable and accessible to the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances,” Provost John Etchemendy said in a statement.
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much The New York Times
Once upon a time, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, public funding for higher education was slashed. Forcing universities to raise tuition year after year.
This is the story college administrators like to tell when they’re asked to explain why college tuition at public universities has nearly quadrupled. But it is a fairy tale in the worst sense. A major factor driving increasing costs is the constant expansion of university administration.
The Most Competitive College in America Isn't in the Ivy League Business Insider
Since 2013, Stanford University has admitted the lowest percentage of student applicants in the US. This year, for the Class of 2019, Stanford accepted 1,402 students out of a pool of 42,487 applicants — a 5.05% acceptance rate.
Harvard University accepted 1,990 of 37,305 applicants this year, for a 5.3% acceptance rate. This was also the largest applicant pool and lowest acceptance rate in Harvard's history.
TakeLessons Teams Up with Amazon to Pioneer On-Demand Service Commerce PR Newswire
TakeLessons, the largest online marketplace for private lessons, announced its participation in Amazon's new Home Services launch. In select cities, visitors to Amazon.com can easily book lessons with TakeLessons instructors directly from their Amazon account.
Now, lessons for everything—ranging from math to Spanish to guitar—can be purchased through the familiar experience found on Amazon.com. Instructional services can be purchased independently, or alongside of a complementary product.
As a business school dean, Glenn Hubbard is frequently asked about rankings. Given the element of subjectivity involved, it’s tempting to conclude, as many academic leaders do, that rankings simply do not matter. But he believes that those people are wrong.
Rankings do matter, though perhaps not in the way that many would expect: It’s in the student network that you will find the metrics that matter for assessing any business school: inputs and outputs.
Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career The New York Times
The demand for more adult learning opportunities accelerates. The potential audience is huge. By 2030, the number of Americans 65 and older will grow to 72 million, up from 40.2 million in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau. To date, colleges and universities have paid little attention to the needs of this population.
While many colleges have some kind of continuing education programs in place, some institutions are starting to truly embrace the seismic demographic shift as an opportunity, not just a sideline offering.
How Much Should You Pay For a Degree? The Hechinger Report
Does it pay to go to college? That largely depends on the student, said Robert Shireman, executive director of California Competes, a nonprofit focused on higher education. Students should ask themselves tough questions: What do you want from college? Do you have the academic skills and motivation to achieve your goals?
To answer these questions, California Competes has proposed “College Considerator”, a new online tool that measures the value of college.
The Truth About Life in 2015 at Stanford, Where 21-year-olds Are Offered Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Right Out of School Business Insider
The sunny campus of Stanford University looks like many American colleges. But because Stanford is in Palo Alto, California, in the middle of Silicon Valley, things are happening there that don't happen anywhere else.
Big publicly traded tech companies like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn regularly pay new hires out of Stanford a salary of between $100,000 and $150,000.
Keywords: Higher Education, Technology, Silicon Valley
What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home Harvard Business Review
"Virtual work” is increasingly becoming just “work”. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education program at the MIT Sloan School of management says, there’s still something special about face-to-face interaction.
That's why Hirst is helping to lead MIT into a new era of online learning, and experimenting with remote work with his own team at the same time. I talked with him about the state of virtual collaboration today.
Google HR Boss Shares the Company's 4 Rules for Hiring Exceptional Employees Business Insider
Google receives more than two million job applications from around the world each year. It takes an average of six weeks to secure a hire. Laszlo Bock, Google's senior vice president of people operations, explains that years of research and experimentation helped Google get hiring exceptional people down to a near science.
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