Some higher-education advocates are lobbying Congress for increases in Pell Grant amounts and other changes as lawmakers begin another session of budget planning. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., plans to push for more funding in the House appropriations committee, but some say major Pell changes may have to wait for reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
The University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business will offer a doctor of business administration degree beginning next January. The program is designed for current executives and will offer a blend of online and on-campus courses.
A bachelor's degree can mean a 71% increase in earnings for members of families who grew up below 185% of the poverty line, compared with peers who graduated from high school, according to a study. However, researcher Brad Hershbein in this Q&A asserts that wealthier students still tend to land in higher-paying jobs than their lower-income peers after graduation for various reasons.
A state budget approved by Louisiana lawmakers would trim $88 million -- or 30% -- from TOPS, the state's college tuition-assistance program. Gov. John Bel Edwards warned that if the budget became law, higher-education funding would be reduced by $96 million over and above the TOPS cut, but he has not yet indicated if he will veto the measure.
Tino Elgner, senior associate director of admissions at IE Business School's full-time programs, explains why it's worth the expense and time away to attend the GMAC Annual Conference 2018. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
Register for GMAC's premiere event for new professionals in admissions and recruiting. AINP East 2018 will be held July 30-August 2, 2018, in Chicago at the University of Chicago Booth. AINP West 2018 will be held July 23-26, 2018, in Los Angeles at UCLA. Register for AINP East or AINP West.
Harvard Business School has eliminated this year's third and final round of admissions to give applicants time to plan for September and January deadlines, says Chad Losee, managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid. Consultants say the third round usually accounts for fewer than 5% of an incoming MBA class and students may receive offers from other programs.
Despite increasing acceptance of the Graduate Record Examinations, a survey showed more admissions officers preferred the Graduate Management Admission Test over the GRE at business schools that accepted both tests.
Slightly more than half of the $800 million in revenue generated by the Harvard School of Business in 2017 came from executive education programs and the school's publishing arm, with only 16.6% coming from MBA tuition and fees, according to school data. Similar executive education programs run by business schools at Stanford and Columbia universities bring in about $76 million combined, data show.
Carnegie Mellon University this fall will become the first university in the US to offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. Computer science engineers wrote the first AI computer program at the Pennsylvania school in 1956.
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