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Can You Go to College With a GED?

Having a GED instead of a high school diploma doesn't have to stop you from getting your degree. Learn how you can go to college with a GED diploma.

7 Reasons to Attend College in Florida

Florida colleges offer learners many advantages. Learn more about seven reasons to study in Florida.

How to Get Into Columbia University: Tips From Real Students and Experts

Applying to Columbia? Check out the advice from admitted students and former admissions officers to strengthen your application.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Master’s Degree?

So exactly how long does it take to earn a master's degree? Find out what factors can influence your program, and what you can do to speed up the process.

NYU vs. Columbia: How Do They Compare?

What’s the difference between NYU and Columbia? Discover the differences in student body and popular majors and learn about NYU vs. Columbia.

Is an Accelerated Degree Program Right for Me?

Accelerated degree programs offer flexible options that enable motivated students to graduate in less time and enter the workforce more quickly.

What Is Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineers flipped a switch and flooded the modern era with light. Today, they continue to design and develop technologies we can't live without.

What Do Computer Engineers Do?

What do you get when electrical engineering and computer science join forces? Computer engineering.

Best-Paying Semiconductor Jobs

The semiconductor industry includes a host of well-paying roles, from engineers to software developers to supply chain managers.

What Do Civil Engineers Do?

Looking for a job where you can turn your big ideas into reality? Civil engineers get to do just that.

Video: How to Find an LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace

We talk to Min Matson, director of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting, about what to look for in a workplace that is supportive of LGBTQ+ workers.

Video: 5 Jobs With Alarming Gender Pay Disparity

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that women continue to face gender pay gaps across most industries. Meg Embry walks you through.

What Is the Florida Student Assistance Grant Program?

The Florida Student Assistance Grant Program for first-time degree-seekers is easy to apply for and receive — just complete the FAFSA early.

20+ Scholarships for Illinois Students

Are you an Illinois student hoping to cut costs in college? Well, you're in luck — check out these 20+ scholarships for Illinois students to start saving.

My Top 7 Tips for Finding College Scholarships in High School

Applying for scholarships can be a confusing process. Discover one student's tips for finding and securing college scholarships in high school.

How to Pay Back Student Loans Once Payments Resume

Student loan payments may start again in August. Learn how you can financially prepare and see if you qualify for repayment or forgiveness programs.

The 10 Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Finding ways to pay for college can be difficult. Check out the part-time jobs BestColleges recommends for students to help fund their education.

6 Ways College Finances Affect Mental Health

Stressed about student loans? Finances impact students' mental health. Find resources to support your wallet and your well-being.

Higher Ed Data and Trends

Where College Students Have Set Up Pro-Palestinian Protest Encampments

Students at more than 100 colleges across the U.S. have set up protest encampments to demand their schools divest from companies supporting Israel.

Key Insights From Three Years of Student Surveys

Discover the latest trends in mental health, diversity, and AI on college campuses over the last few years.

Grade Inflation in College: Trends and Why It Happens

The median college GPA increased by 21.5% over the past 30 years. Discover statistics surrounding grade inflation and why it happens.

Skills-Based Hiring: What College Students Should Know

Today, employers want to see skills over credentials alone. Find out more about skills-based hiring practices and how you can prepare.

Pandemic Learning Loss: How COVID-19 Academically Impacted College Students

Missed assignments, technology dependence, and a craving for social interaction are just a few traits professors are noticing in their post-pandemic students.

Is Being a Teacher Worth It?

Former and current educators cite lifelong learning and transferable skills as top reasons that teaching is worth it.


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