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Report: Financial planning degree programs popular at universities

ESL Students

By Andrew Moran With Baby Boomers on the verge of retiring en masse and the financial situations of millions of Americans in question because of the financial crisis a few years ago, there is one field of study that is becoming increasingly popular: financial planning. It was reported by CNBC on Tuesday that there is a growing shortage of financial ... Read More »

More than 600 universities in China to convert to polytechnics

Chinese Students

More than 600 higher education institutions in China will be transformed into vocational-oriented colleges or polytechnics to develop more graduates ready to be recruited as technicians, our sister paper Want Daily reported on May 13. There are only “universities” and “colleges” in China 1t present but many universities are considering converting to polytechnic institutes for the future development of the ... Read More »

Committee offers new way to fund state universities

University of Iowa

By Sharyn Jackson A committee tasked with recommending a new way to fund Iowa’s three universities finished up its proposal to the Iowa state Board of Regents Monday, but not without disagreement. The board is seeking to move toward performance-based funding, which links taxpayer dollars to measures like graduation rates and minority enrollment, rather than a fixed distribution of money ... Read More »

University applications rocket to record high

University of Stockholm

Swedish universities continue to draw vast amounts of applicants with the number of prospective students seeking a third level education increasing for the seventh year in a row. The deadline for registrations expired on Wednesday with the Swedish Council for Higher Education (Universitet och högskolerådet) reporting that they’d received 390,000 applications – an increase of 9,500 compared to 2013. Due ... Read More »

Kentucky universities boost enrollments, degrees

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville — the state’s largest universities based on enrollments — each reported slight increases in enrollments for the latest academic years, capping off a decade of steady increases in university attendees. That upward trend was common at public universities across the state as enrollments in degree programs rose 9 percent from 2003 ... Read More »

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