the college question

Think Twice About Skipping Out On College If You Are Poor

Looking at higher education today, one of the most common discussions center around college affordability and whether or not a college degree is worth the cost. However one thing that these discussions often seem to assume is that entrepreneurship and/or self-directed learning is the alternative to college. A smaller portion of discussions promote the idea…

A Somber Look At College Tuition Rates

Many times I try to caution people about the rude awakening they face when looking at the cost of college. I have a sister who is a senior who is going through the process now. Once you get over the shock, you may find a host of other feelings — such as anger, confusion and…

Defending Affirmative Action in Higher Education

Thanks to Tumblr, I got wind of the story regarding Abigail Fisher and her case against the University of Texas at Austin. The basic premise of her case: that using race as a factor in college admissions is unconstitutional. In the following video, Ms. Fisher casually states that it would be better “…if the boxes…

The Worth Of An MBA

Over the past week or so, I’ve been reading quite a few articles regarding the worth of college and MBA programs in particular. I can respect and see the perspective of those that say that an MBA degree is overrated. However the ongoing theme of these conversations is return on investment (ROI), using a very…

Being a Black Student at WVU

When I decided to go to West Virginia University, it was a very haphazard decision. I had applied, I was accepted, and it had a decent reputation…so I enrolled. To be fair, I at least took a tour of the place before paying my first tuition payment. But I did not look into the culture…

Don’t Choose A College On Name Alone

Now that more and more high school graduates are going to college, it seems that the pressure is on to find that ‘perfect’ college — you know, the one that will land you the greatest chance of landing a job? Well the thing is that there is no shortage of higher education options out there….

Diploma & Money

5 Tips On How To Earn Your College Degree

While this post is mainly targeted towards nontraditional college students, this information can really help anyone who is in college and struggling in regards to making progress towards completing their degree.  In my opinion, there are 5 main barriers that seem to be the most common in regards to preventing people from earning their college degrees….