With the continually rising cost of higher education and an economic downturn that has left thousands without work, North Carolina’s community colleges have seen unprecedented enrollment increases in the last few years.
For-profits schools have become the scapegoat for the growing concern over the mounting student debt. Get the lowdown on exactly what these schools are and why people think they are so bad.
Universities are always spoken of as places where students can go to discover who they really are and get educated for their chosen career path. But public universities offer other benefits to their states besides just preparing the youth for adulthood.
With tuition costs rising and the job market looking disappointingly bleak for many recent college graduates, evaluating the purpose of higher education is more important than ever.
President Obama, speaking at Duke University last year, invoked a by-now familiar threat: India and China, with their growing economies and their emphasis on science and math education, are going to overtake us unless we start producing more scientists, engineers and innovators. The buzzword in this conversation is STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Two new North Carolina high schools opening in August are answering the call.