Will your college still be in business by the time you want to graduate?

The question for the class of 2014 is what is your college plan and what is the likelihood that your college or university you attend will still be in business by the time you want to graduate.

A lot of High School kids ask whether or not they should go to college. The answer is yes.  You find out about yourself when you go to college.  You learn how to learn.  You are exposed to new ideas.  If you are into business that is where you learn the languages of business, accounting, finance, marketing and sales in college.

 

 

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Enrollment in U.S. graduate STEM programs increased 50% over last decade

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First-time, full-time graduate enrollment in STEM programs registering a 50% increase over the decade.

A new report from the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the number of Americans pursuing advanced degrees in science and engineering has risen sharply over the past decade and stands at an all-time high.

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Underemployed College Graduate – 17 Million Americans with College Degrees Are Doing Jobs That Require Less Skills

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There are 5057 janitors with Ph.D.’s in the U.S.

There are 18,000 parking lot attendants in the U.S. with college degrees. There are 5,000 janitors in the U.S. with PhDs. In all, some 17 million college-educated Americans have jobs that don’t require their level of education. Why?

 

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Job Market For Recent College Grads Worse Than U.S. Average

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Reporting from Washington – The unemployment rate dropped last month for men and women, blacks and whites, lifting hopes that the long dry spell in the jobs market may be coming to an end. But for recent college graduates and other young adults, the labor situation didn’t just remain dire — it got worse.

 

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Dream Doctors Program Will Graduate World’s First Medical Clowns

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Patch Adams may have years of experience entertaining kids in various hospitals, but he’s not a certified medical clown. He does, though, probably deserve an honorary degree from Haifa University in Israel which just announced a new three year academic program in medical clowning.  Developed with the Magi Foundation, the so-called Dream Doctors program will graduate the world’s first formally taught and qualified entertainers specifically for clinical situations. 

 

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Male Dropouts 47 Times More Likely To Be Incarcerated Than Graduate Peers

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On any given day, nearly 23 percent of all young Black men ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of high school are in jail, prison, or a juvenile justice institution in America, according to a disturbing new national report released today on the dire economic and social consequences of not graduating from high school.

 

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U.S. F1 Visas to India Students Drop a Staggering 25%

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Major decline in foreign students to US colleges

There were less F1 student visas for the US issued across India in financial year 2009 (Oct 08-Sep 09) than the
previous FY08. In fact, 25,860 issuances in FY09 actually translates into a whopping 25% decline over 34,510, which was the number issued last year.
Most experts and consultants feel that the fall in numbers of Indian students choosing to go to the US for higher studies is because of the fall in financial aid offered by institutions rather than any visa strictures.
“The US student visas are streamlined now and the reason for less students going to the US from India is probably because educational institutions are offering less financial aid in view of the economic slowdown. In fact, endowments in US colleges have been hit in a big way,” says Poorvi Chothani, Mumbai based immigration lawyer and founder and principal member of law firm LawQuest.
The influential Open Doors report published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which is scheduled to be published next month, will provide a detailed break-up of the numbers of international students at colleges and universities in the US.
“Till 2007-08, India remained the leading sending country of origin of international students to the US. This was for the seventh consecutive year, with an increase by 13% to 94,563.
However, this year, in view of the slowdown, there could be a different trend,” feels Ajit Motwani. India director of IIE.
And even as most experts agree that lower financial aid and scholarships are the reason for the drop in number of Indian students going to the US, many are hoping that as the recovery kicks in the numbers will improve.
“Going to the US for higher education is an investment decision and in India we’re now seeing all the markets reviving and investors coming back. I think that next year, the number of students going to the US will again increase as many are now making decisions to go and doing the required paperwork,” says Mumbai-based education consultant Karan Gupta.
And even in FY 09, many students have received substantial funding in a range of disciplines to study in America. “We have had success with several students receiving substantial funding as well. Many students who went on to pursue some new disciplines such as fashion marketing, neuroscience, pastoral studies, petroleum engineering, imaging sciences, oceanography and global development economics received financial assistance. In general, students applying for research programmes continue to receive funding despite the drop this year,” says Shevanti Narayan, country co-ordinator at the US-India Educational Foundation.

There were less F1 student visas for the US issued across India in financial year 2009 (Oct 08-Sep 09) than the previous FY08. In fact, 25,860 issuances in FY09 actually translates into a whopping 25% decline over 34,510, which was the number issued last year.

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