Economy

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WVU construction projects pump $1 billion, 7,100 jobs into regional economy

West Virginia University’s and WVU Healthcare’s construction projects are predicted to bring money into the city’s pockets. Recently, a study was conducted by WVU’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research that shows more than a $1 billion economic increase due to these projects.

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Dropping out of college, and paying the price

David Beltrán has a solid understanding of the benefits of a college education. The 22-year-old from Queens — a journalism major at Brooklyn College — has seen too many friends drop out only to find themselves working at a fast-food counter or at a construction job.

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Why are so many college graduates driving taxis?

It’s a parent’s nightmare: shelling out big money for college, then seeing the graduate unable to land a job that requires high-level skills. This situation may be growing more common.

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Study: Even for drop-outs, college pays

It sounds like the worst of all worlds — borrowing money for college, then dropping out and facing the debt without a degree.

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College grads turn to community colleges to boost job hopes

In 2010, Jessica Underwood graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha with a stellar academic record, a can-do attitude and a newly minted business degree. But it's been a rough entry into the real world.

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College enrollment slides as more return to work

College enrollments declined 2.3% this spring compared with a year earlier, a sign that more students are returning to the workforce as the economy recovers, a report says.

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Community Colleges Need to Return to Their Mission

Over the past six years, enrollment at Lone Star College has increased by 89 percent. Unfortunately the faculty has only increased by 11 percent, which has made the student-to-faculty ratio shift from 17:1 in 2006 to 29:1 in 2012. Furthermore, between 2006 and 2012, spending directly related to student instruction decreased from 27 percent of total spending to 16 percent.

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Free Tuition at Cooper Union May Be Near End

The new academic building was glamorous, its perforated metal skin shooting up dramatically from the streets of the East Village, then swerving around a daring gash of glass.

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Study Confirms College Endowment Drop

On average, investment returns on college and university endowments declined by 0.3 percent in the last fiscal year, a sharp drop from the average return of 19.2 percent in fiscal 2011, according to a study by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, known as Nacubo.

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College-Town Lawmakers Push for Tuition Freeze

Some lawmakers do not want to see a tuition increase at public universities over the next two years, but some opponents say legislating the issue would erode the North Dakota University System’s authority over determining the tuition rates.

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