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More Student Loan Defaults in 15 Years!

Having studied the data of the repayment of student loans over the last 15 years, the Chronicle has found students are defaulting at rates far exceeding even the daring speculations. Moreover, the amount of defaulted loans only increased over time.

The data for two-year and for-profit colleges is especially worrying, with 40 per cent of the loans defaulting since 1995. The figures are published when the strict federal scrutiny is carried out in for-profit colleges. The investigation was initiated by the Government because of concerns over growing discrepancies between the financial aid drawn and money spent for ends other than teaching. Continue reading More Student Loan Defaults in 15 Years!

Accreditation of Indian Universities For Distance PhD

The best way to gauge the validity of a degree or a diploma is by checking the national accreditation of the school you get it from. There are governing bodies (usually established by the national government itself) that accredit institutions on their capability to educate students. In India, in particular, operating Universities are required to have accreditation from an official governing body in order to be valid. That simply means that all institutions should be accredited by either the National Board of Accreditation, or NBA, or the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Continue reading Accreditation of Indian Universities For Distance PhD

Nursing Prerequisites of Your Nursing School of Choice

Planning on becoming a nurse? Well the first thing you should do is to know the nursing prerequisites or the course requirements. If you are able to comply with all of them, you will be able to enroll in a nursing school. We all know that nursing is a career that has been growing in popularity for the last decade. There are several reasons why this is so. The top reasons are good pay, career opportunities locally and global opportunities.

Once you finish high school and get your high school diploma, you are automatically eligible for the nursing school program. Continue reading Nursing Prerequisites of Your Nursing School of Choice

How Important is Your College Major? The Short Answer Is Maybe Not Much!

I think people, especially parents, put way too much emphasis on trying to figure out what major a student should pursue in college. Often the student is subjected to a battery of tests to help determine a major. I’ve heard it said, “You don’t have to decide at 18 what you’re going to be at 48.” I have found that the undergraduate major may not be as important as people are lead to believe.

I was on a radio program last Saturday (this is July 2010) to discuss college education. One of the hosts shared that his daughter had a Political Science degree from a local university and has spent the last two years looking for a job. Continue reading How Important is Your College Major? The Short Answer Is Maybe Not Much!

CLEP Can Be Used to Lighten Coursework For Students

Students looking for ways to lighten their coursework in college, and shorten their path to a degree, may want to consider signing up for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). The program offers individuals an opportunity to receive college credit for certain subjects without actually having to attend college classes to do it. It can be especially useful in helping students skip introductory courses and focus on more advanced classes and academic areas. The CLEP basically comprises of several exams that are designed to test the college level, subject-matter knowledge that an individual may have gained through on-the-job training, professional and military experience, internships, independent study and other avenues.

Typically, a CLEP test covers subject matter that students learn in their freshman and sophomore years in college. Continue reading CLEP Can Be Used to Lighten Coursework For Students

Is it Beneficial to Go in For Joint Study Programme With UK Universities?

It is quite in fashion these days to study in one country and get a degree from another one! In fact, students who are not able to leave their country for one or the other reason find this option quite a feasible one. You can get the same international environment in your own country campus without even moving abroad! Even if you ignore the similar course fees for both the UK university and local campus, you still can save a lot on travel and living expenses in a foreign country.

It is quite recommendable thus for a budding college or institution to have tie ups with UK universities for a particular or string of courses. Continue reading Is it Beneficial to Go in For Joint Study Programme With UK Universities?

Surviving Your First Year

Hillary Scott is a sociology lecturer in Ballbate College in Alamo, Idaho.

Coming to college is a big change for students as many students notice that the college environment is completely different from school environment. Many students used to be popular in school, but when they come to college, they realize that it doesn’t matter anymore. Your school time achievements are limited to your school, and you begin a new life at college. Your academic slate is clean when you start going to college. Continue reading Surviving Your First Year

Admission Procedure For MBA Courses

Many among us opt for MBA every year but, not all are selected. Why? Well, there can be many reasons to it. Mainly business colleges follow their specific admission procedure for different MBA courses. However, there is a 3 step admission procedure that is followed in most of the MBA colleges. That is:

– Fill in the online admission form
– If your skills, educational background and cut off percentage match with their selection criteria you will be called for a face to face interview.
– You will be asked field and subject related questions

In case you perform well in all these steps then you are selected! See how simple was that! Apart from this, you also need to give Cat or MAT tests for few MBA courses such as finance or accounts. Continue reading Admission Procedure For MBA Courses

Getting a Certified Nurse Midwife Degree is Growing to Be Very High in Demand

You have probably heard of a midwife. A lot of people choose to have their care provided by a midwife during pregnancy and childbirth. This allows them to have access to medical care if needed, but to try to go through the entire process in a natural manner. A midwife is a person who assists women in childbirth. They are required to be educated, go through training, take classes just like any other person in the nursing profession. There are specific studies they have to complete before they are allowed to open up a practice or work anywhere. Continue reading Getting a Certified Nurse Midwife Degree is Growing to Be Very High in Demand

Get Your Associates in Nursing to Start a Dream Career With a High Demand Job

If you have paid any attention to the job market lately, then you for sure have noticed that some jobs seem to be disappearing, while others are thriving. There area few jobs out there that will always be in demand, and some of those jobs are in the health care industry. You can see that from looking at the high demand for nurses, people who have their associates in nursing. Seems that no matter how bad it gets people will always need medical care. Once you are established as a nurse you can further your career by taking additional classes and furthering your education and you will be even more in demand.

You can expand to many levels in this field. Continue reading Get Your Associates in Nursing to Start a Dream Career With a High Demand Job