Nearly 70% of millennials believe that student-loan debt is a more important issue than threats from North Korea, and nearly half say it's more serious than global warming, a survey finds. About 43.3 million student borrowers hold education-related debt worth $1.41 trillion, the survey states.
A survey from the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 86% of companies worldwide plan to hire MBA graduates, an increase from 79% in 2016, with 52% of employers saying starting salaries also will be higher. "This signifies the value these programs create for students and the vital role their skillsets bring employers," says Sangeet Chowfla, GMAC president and CEO.
About half of US high schools have moved away from publishing class rankings, and college and university admissions officers are adapting to the change. When rankings aren't available, they are looking more closely at factors such as students' grades as well as curriculum rigor, said Melanie Gottlieb, deputy director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Good mentors will take an interest in the personal and professional lives of those they mentor and keep communication open, writes Shikha Jain Goodwin, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Those being mentored should respect their mentor's time and come up with clear common goals for the relationship, Goodwin suggests.
About 350 highly selective colleges would have to admit around 20,000 low-income students to have Pell Grant recipients make up 20% of enrollment, according to a report from the Georgetown Center for Education and the Workforce. Many schools already have reached this mark, the report states, including the University of Southern California.
College applicants in Louisiana no longer will have to disclose their criminal history under a new state law prohibiting colleges from asking the question on admissions materials. Louisiana is the first state to ban the question, but after admission, schools can ask about criminal records for matters such as financial aid and housing, officials say.
To improve the institutional response to campus sexual assaults, administrators need to provide both guidance and job protection to adjunct faculty, writes Alexis Henshaw, a visiting assistant professor in political science at Miami University. While tenured professors are protected when reporting student concerns, Henshaw notes, contingent faculty may feel more vulnerable under mandatory reporting polices.
As state funding has decreased, public flagship colleges and universities, as well as regional institutions, are enrolling more out-of-state students to boost revenue, according to a report. Researchers say the result may be more social stratification that undermines the institutions' overall goals of access and social mobility.
AINP is targeted to professionals from a variety of schools -- large, small, global and regional -- with work experience between six to 36 months in graduate management admissions. Early registration fee is valid through June 23, 2017. Register for the Newport Beach, Calif., event.
US business schools are using accelerators, mentors and other initiatives to recruit more students, especially international students, to their entrepreneurship programs. A survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council found one quarter of MBA students globally are seeking to pursue entrepreneurship.
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