College Ranking and Financing News – April 03, 2015


Here are the best articles from around the web this week talking about college ranking and financial news:

For the week ending Friday April 03, 2015

Student Loan and College Ranking News

Incoming UT president sets her sights on lifting national college rankings

The University of Toledo’s future president isn’t on the job yet, but she’s already taking aim at the big bull’s-eye of college rankings.

Sharon Gaber, 51, chosen this month by trustees to be UT’s 17th president, wants to increase enrollment, boost fund-raising, and lift graduation rates.

She contends that the net effect of those improvements will move the needle on one of college culture’s most closely monitored numbers — the ranking on annual lists created by publications such as U.S. News & World Report... Read more

Study: Ga. Tech 3rd best college value​

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has once again snagged a high ranking as one of the nation's best college values. It ranked third just behind the University of Michigan and the Colorado School for Mines as determined by the website SmartAsset.com.

The school's value is one reason President Barack Obama visited earlier this month.

"It's been established time and time again that Georgia Tech is one of the best bargains around," President Obama said... Read more

How Colorado colleges stack up on value (Slideshow)​

With Colorado projected to be among the top three states with jobs that require postsecondary training by 2020, many people are finding it is more important now than ever to have a college education.

But with many four-year Colorado universities bumping up tuition higher than the national average, and the national cost of fees and tuition rising by 27 percent and student loan debt mounting to nearly $1.3 billion in 2014, getting the best return on investment is also crucial... Read more

Student Loan and College Blog Posts

Study Ranks State-based Job Markets for College Grads

While basing their findings on online employment ads, Georgetown University researchers document in a newly released study that Massachusetts, Delaware and Washington state offer college graduates the best chances of landing a job. In contrast, college graduates have the worst chances of securing employment in West Virginia, Rhode Island and South Carolina.

In “State Online College Job Market: Ranking the States”, researchers with Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) analyzed state labor markets and ranked the 50 states by the frequency of job openings per college-educated worker across a wide array of industries and career fields. The study also documents the fastest-growing careers and industries, and the firms that recruit the heaviest in each state... Read more

CSU among top “best value” colleges​

Colorado State University is one of the best value colleges in the state according to a new report from New York-based SmartAsset, a data and technology firm that provides tools and reports to help people make financial decisions... Read more

How Colorado colleges stack up on value (Slideshow)

With Colorado projected to be among the top three states with jobs that require postsecondary training by 2020, many people are finding it is more important now than ever to have a college education.

But with many four-year Colorado universities bumping up tuition higher than the national average, and the national cost of fees and tuition rising by 27 percent and student loan debt mounting to nearly $1.3 billion in 2014, getting the best return on investment is also crucial... Read more

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