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How College Scorecard Can Help With College Selection Process

According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.

09/15/2014

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STEM Education: Why Increasing Interest Among Minority Populations Is Crucial

Women make up nearly half the American workforce, yet only 3 percent of engineers, 15 percent of math and computer workers, and 14 percent of scientists are women.

08/27/2014

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‘U’ Getting More Selective Amid Record Number Of Applicants

University of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.

07/25/2014

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Minn. AG Files Suit Against MN School Of Business, Globe University

The Minnesota General Attorney has filed a lawsuit against two for-profit colleges, claiming they misrepresented the job opportunities that would be available to their criminal justice graduates. On Tuesday, Lori Swanson announced that a suit had been filed against the Minnesota School of Business and Globe University.

07/22/2014

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Survey Ranks Twin Cities High For College Attainment

A new survey ranks Minneapolis-St. Paul near the top of the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas for college degree attainment among young adults. The only metropolitan areas that ranked higher were Washington, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

04/22/2014

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Gov. Dayton Addresses College Leadership Summit

Hundreds of college students attended a leadership summit Saturday afternoon at the Bloomington Hilton with Governor Mark Dayton. The governor spoke about issues affecting higher education, including his efforts to make college more affordable for Minnesotans. “We invested most of that new money in education at all levels, from early childhood right through post-secondary,” Dayton said. “[We] increased higher education funding by $250 million.”

10/19/2013

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Iowa State Offers Standup Comedy Course To Students

An Iowa State University course is teaching stand-up comedy to help students with their public speaking. Students are learning to write and tell jokes during the Comedy College course being taught at the Ames campus.

10/16/2013

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Minn. House OKs Bill With $150M More For College

Minnesota’s state House has backed a higher education financing package that architects say will freeze undergraduate tuition at public colleges for two years.

04/25/2013

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Dayton Urged To Stand Firm Against Higher Ed Cuts

Students, faculty and administrators urged Gov. Mark Dayton during a roundtable discussion Wednesday to stand firm against deep cuts in Minnesota higher education.

04/13/2011

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‘U’ Students Rally At Capitol

Several hundred students from throughout the state are rallying in the capitol as they try to drum up support for higher education funding.

02/22/2011

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Minnesota Parent: College Bound

(Minnesota Parent) — They grow up so fast. We hear it when we are holding our newborns, and a passerby at the mall pauses to cluck, coo and gaze. We hear it again as we […]

11/04/2010

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