College Spending: Back-to-School Expenditures On The Rise

Our nation’s back-to-school spending is higher than ever. Up an average of $100 per person between 2011 and 2012, the average college student will spend $907.22 on items like technology (computers, smartphones, printers), dorm or housing decor/furniture, textbooks, and back-to-school clothing, cites the National Retail Federation. Continue reading

Importance of College : An Infographic

Amidst lower than average post-graduate employment, increased government scrutiny, and an overall weak economy, the importance of college has been a largely debated in America. Individuals, political figures, and journalists weigh in about the country’s educational system from high school preparedness, student debt, and even question the value of a college degree. Continue reading

Colleges in America: By The Numbers

When it comes time to start the college application process for college, your list of traditional or online schools may seem endless. There are a number of things to consider when searching for the perfect college program. Location, private or public, on-campus vs. online degrees, financial assistance, and even how large the university actually is. This is an important decision that may affect the rest of your life, so here is some help with weighing out your options. Continue reading