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How Kenzie Academy is Bringing Bootcamps to the Heartland

The software engineering industry is in a tough position. The number of software developer jobs is expected to rise by as much as 21 percent by 2028, and there are already over half a million job openings in technical roles.…

5 Core Trends in Higher Education

Tuition at colleges is rising at a rate higher than inflation and wage growth, which has left many students questioning the long-term returns associated with a college degree. At the same time, colleges are faced with a number of new…

Colleges Seriously Need to Consider Scaling Back Costs

American higher education is in trouble, and needs to downsize. Thus far, most of the changes made by universities have been quiet, but the closure of a few institutions has brought more attention to the fact that the years of…

The U.S. Needs an Updated Higher Education Act

Every few years, Congress revisits the federal legislation that governs higher education. Although they are under no mandate to do so, inaction can result in an outdated higher education system that does not account for recent changes in education. To…

The Rise of the Student Debt Crisis

Presidential hopefuls — especially Democratic — have started to pay more attention to higher education, as the student debt crisis becomes an increasingly large national problem. There are over $1.6 trillion of outstanding student loans, owed by nearly 45 million…

Employers Are Helping Pay Down Student Debt. That’s Better Than Free College.

Every year, millions of people around the country attend colleges of all types in pursuit of a degree. Attaining a college degree is the key to earning higher salaries in the labor market, and provides the holder with access to…

More People Should Consider Community College

Community college is the best option for millions of Americans who want to pursue a degree. At a time when the price of tuition is increasing significantly — at almost eight times the rate of inflation — students are starting…

How to Address the College Dropout Crisis

Earning a degree allows the holder to access higher salaries, and better jobs. This fact has become a critical part of the American education culture — parents, teachers, and the statistics state that going to college is a good investment.…

Colleges Need More Accountability

Each year, colleges around the country confer around two million bachelor’s degrees to passionate learners. However, one million students each year will also default on their student loans, and that number increases by more than 1,400 each day. There are…

Is College Still Worth It? For Most People, Yes.

As the price of tuition increases and students take out more debt to cover that tuition, many prospective students are starting to ask the question: Is college still worth it? Student borrowers owe around $1.6 trillion in student loans, with…

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