March 2012

  • How Much Will You Owe after Graduating from Western Governors University?

    Barry Lenson

    How Much Will You Owe after Graduating from Western Governors University? If you visit the website of Western Governors University (WGU), you will see that the University’s motto is “Online. Accelerated. Affordable. Accredited.” And those are not empty promises. Since it was founded as a nonprofit institution by the governors of 19 states in 1995, WGU has been doing all it can to make affordable online education available to adults in all 50 States. Western Governors University has another unique feature too. Its operations are overseen by a National Advisory Board that includes executives from more than 10 major corporations, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates and other foundations. That board helps make sure that WGU students ...

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  • Which U.S. State Leads the Pack in Student Debt?

    Barry Lenson

    Which U.S. State Has the Highest Student Debt? If you’ve ever wondered if you could save buckets of money by going to college in South Dakota or Alabama, a new interactive online map offers a quick way to find out whether there are any States where most students miraculously graduate from college owing nearly nothing. This map of the United States, which was created by the nonprofit Project on Student Debt, is a lot of fun to play with. You simply let your cursor hover over a State and the average student debt there instantly appears, along with the percentage of students in the state who graduate owing something. But we have some bad news for you. After playing around for just a few minutes with the map, it becomes clear that ther ...

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  • The Woes of Drew University Grads Exposed in New York Times Article

    Barry Lenson

    “What the Fate of One Class of 2011 Says about the Job Market,” an article by Lily Altavena in The New York Times on March 26, 2012, tells a harrowing story about how difficult it is for college grads to find jobs today. The “one class” that the title refers to is the 2011 graduating class of Drew University, a small private university located in suburban Madison, New Jersey. Want to try an online class? Take two free lessons on us today! Altavena and a staff of researchers interviewed 226 of the 309 students who graduated from Drew in 2011 and found that 17% of them are still unemployed. Thirty-nine percent of them had full-time employment. Of those who were working, 25% had found jobs in the recreation and hospitality indust ...

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  • Why Americans Do Higher Education Much Better than the French

    Barry Lenson

    Why Americans Do Higher Education Much Better than the French I have to admit that I really love France. I love walking around Paris and looking at the boats on the Seine. I love sitting in cafés and eating fresh-baked bread every day. Yup, France is really okay with me. But despite all that, I have a hard time understanding why most of us Americans develop an instant inferiority complex whenever we think about anything French. It all started many years ago, when all those French cookbooks started to appear, delivering the none-too-subtle message that American food is sub-par and crudely prepared by people who have the cooking skills of Neanderthals. There was even a time back in the 1950s – the age of Brigitte Bardot and Yves Montan ...

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  • Don’t Retire, Reinvent Your Life by Going to College

    Barry Lenson

    Don’t Retire, Reinvent Your Life by Going to College If you’re a member of the baby boomer cohort – born between 1946 and 1964 – retirement probably means something different to you than it meant to your parents. I’m certainly not aiming to write something bad about your parents or mine, but when you come right down to it... Our parents wanted to relax when they hit retirement age. We baby boomers are looking for new challenges and new experiences. Our parents thought that they already made their greatest contributions by the time they retired. In contrast, we boomers want to find new causes and new ways to “give back” to our country, our society, and the world. Maybe it’s because most of us grew up in the Wood ...

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