Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life. College has a huge impact on you financially, emotionally, socially and academically–and can have a large effect on your future job prospects and earnings.
But no college is right for everyone, and everyone has different ideas about what makes a college best for them.
To make it easier for African-Americans to find colleges that fit their needs and preferences, MONEY collaborated with Essence magazine to analyze more than 1,500 four-year colleges to determine which ones offer the best value for African-American students.
While there are plenty of national college rankings to help students and families make their college choices, rarely do such rankings focus on a specific geographic area.
That’s why we’re excited that Buffalo Business First has put together a list of the top 10 colleges in Upstate New York–the area where College Financing Group is based.
While the area might be more known for its heavy snowfall, it’s home to a bevy of elite, quality colleges–including an Ivy League college in Cornell University.
Given that colleges are the ones raising tuition every year, it’s not every day that you hear a college president coming out against rising college costs–especially one from an elite (and very expensive) Ivy League university. But Philip Hanlon isn’t your average college president. Rising college costs are ‘unsustainable’ Hanlon is the president of Dartmouth […]
While colleges have raised their costs rapidly over the past two decades, only around 20% to 40% of funding for public and private schools comes from tuition and fees, according to Open Source radio.
Colleges also receive money from states, government grants and contracts, research, hospital revenue, and other sources. And colleges with big sports programs can bring in millions of dollars each year form these programs.
But all of this pales in comparison to money raised from college endowments, according to Personal Finance CheatSheet.
With college graduates entering a still-shaky economy, graduates’ salaries are becoming an increasingly important metric in the college ranking game. But is there too much of a focus on future pay and not enough on the quality of education colleges offer?