While 33% of college students overall who began pursuing a bachelor's degree in 2011-12 changed majors, 52% of students who originally studied math ended up majoring in something else, according to data from the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics. Experts say that given the high employer demand for students with math degrees, institutions must do more to encourage students to stay in their major.
London Business School tops the Financial Times' list of best European business schools for the fourth year. The rankings are based on the publication's ranking of schools' performance in five areas.
Faculty joining a new college or department should be ready to go beyond their job description and pitch in to help create policies and processes, writes Nadia Al-Banna, a professor at Qatar University. Professors also should manage their time wisely and be ready to delegate tasks to prevent being overwhelmed, she notes in this blog post.
A new study from financial firm HSBC shows that 43% of parents would consider sending their child to an overseas university, up from 29% last year. A recent study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that employers favored students with foreign college experience.
The number of offices or institutes dedicated to "sustainability" at colleges and universities has risen from 71% in 2015 to 76% this year, according to a new report. The data also showed 89% of sustainability professionals were employed full time and 20% had been in their position between six and 10 years.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education this week approved a budget that seeks $128.3 million more in state funding over last year to restore scholarships and faculty that have been lost at the state's 25 public colleges and universities. Overall, the regents are seeking a 16.6% increase in total funding for the next fiscal year.
The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has claimed the top spot in Poets & Quants' ranking of undergraduate business schools. Schools were ranked on several criteria, including alumni satisfaction and admission requirements.
The Supreme Court lifted the injunctions issued by federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland and will allow the Trump administration's travel ban to go into effect while the lower courts decide the cases. For more information, visit GMAC's Immigration and Visa Policy Updates.
Stanford University will begin its first MBA class on blockchain and cryptocurrencies after students expressed an interest in entering that field after graduation. Other schools, such as Wharton and Harvard Business School, are working on ways offer new courses or incorporate the topic into ongoing courses.
A proposed overhaul of the US tax code could include a number of changes affecting higher education, including provisions that would tax some university endowments, count graduate students' tuition waivers as income and repeal the tax deduction for student-loan interest. The House and Senate this week both voted to go to conference to reconcile the two chambers' versions of the bill.