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Changing Majors Is No Big Deal if the Timing Is Right, Studies Find

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When students change their majors, the decision is often thought to create a significant stumbling block in their march toward a degree.

But a pair of studies being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research suggests that changing majors happens far less often than is widely assumed, and that it does little harm when it occurs early in a student’s college career.

Some interesting results. Click through to read more.

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Posted at 9:12 AM 04 June 2012
In Michigan, Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, whose district includes Michigan State University, introduced the “Michigan 2020 Plan,” which would offer free or near-free tuition to state universities or community colleges for any Michigan high school graduate. The bill would award about $9,500—the median cost at a public university in the state—to all students who complete kindergarten through high school in Michigan public schools. Students who moved to the state partway through their academic careers or transferred from private schools would earn a portion of that sum. Advocates say the entire program could be funded by closing tax loopholes with no effect on individual taxpayers.
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Posted at 11:37 AM 17 April 2012

MyRealTake: Why It's Cheaper to Go to Harvard than a California State School

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If you are the child of a middle class family in California, it is probably cheaper for you to attend college at Harvard than at a nearby public university.

You read correctly. Cheaper.

The Bay Area News Group recently crunched the numbers using a family of four making…

(Source: The Atlantic, via meotherwise)

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Posted at 3:09 PM 07 March 2012

A word of advice to college students:

Document. Document. Document.

Just had a meeting with my advisors as I’m getting ready for student teaching. One requirement for my degree was apparently not met. But because I had the email saved that proved it was an advisor error and not my own, I’m able to get a waiver.

Save your emails. If you meet with your advisor, make sure there is some sort of official paper trail. It will save you time and hassle, trust me.

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Posted at 2:55 PM 01 March 2012
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Want a job when you graduate? Don’t major in architecture. 

Job-hungry college students: Consider majoring in agriculture, natural resources or education, and get a graduate degree. Whatever you do, forget architecture. The major has the distinction of the highest unemployment rate for recent grads, at 13.9 percent.
 A new study from Georgetown University lists the majors with the highest and lowest unemployment rates for recent graduates — and some might surprise you.

thedailyfeed:

Want a job when you graduate? Don’t major in architecture

Job-hungry college students: Consider majoring in agriculture, natural resources or education, and get a graduate degree. Whatever you do, forget architecture. The major has the distinction of the highest unemployment rate for recent grads, at 13.9 percent.

 A new study from Georgetown University lists the majors with the highest and lowest unemployment rates for recent graduates — and some might surprise you.

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Posted at 2:08 PM 07 January 2012
motherjones:

Chart of the Day: The amount that students owe quintupled between 2000 and 2011. For more, check out our MoJo College Guide.

Well, I guess I won’t be alone at least in paying back loans.

motherjones:

Chart of the Day: The amount that students owe quintupled between 2000 and 2011. For more, check out our MoJo College Guide.

Well, I guess I won’t be alone at least in paying back loans.

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Posted at 5:38 PM 15 September 2011

To those of you starting college today:

world-shaker:

Happy Syllabus Day!

Protip: Turns out Syllabus Day is a two day event, which lasts through tomorrow.

Heh. That was last week. Today actual assignment were due.

And tomorrow is the first day of practicum! Definitely excited and looking forward to this :)

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Posted at 3:56 PM 29 August 2011

What’s the best advice you could give an incoming college freshman?

Reblogging for some of my followers - you might consider checking out the answers!

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Posted at 5:02 PM 18 August 2011
world-shaker:

Advice for College Students #37: How to Turn a Hoodie into a Computer Sleeve

My life has been forever altered.

world-shaker:

Advice for College Students #37: How to Turn a Hoodie into a Computer Sleeve

My life has been forever altered.

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Posted at 6:32 PM 14 August 2011

Bottom Line: The current jobless recovery, much more than the last two, is severe and persistent largely because of: a) the falling employment level and b) elevated jobless rate for workers lacking a high school degree.  While lacking a high school degree has always been a liability for workers, that liability has gone from a minor liability to now a major setback as we move increasingly into a knowledge-based economy.  College-educated workers are doing quite well, it’s the less educated workers that are struggling, and will continue to struggle, to find employment and keep a job. 

(Source: dailymarkets.com)

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Posted at 5:34 PM 02 August 2011