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  • A little college can be worse than none

    One expert says that if you start on a four-year degree, it\’s important to finish. It\’s easy to infer that getting a little college under one\’s belt will help, but that may not be true.

  • College majors matter for future paychecks

    Economists have long-known there\’s a link between
    educational level and earnings. Generally, higher levels of education produce
    greater earnings.

  • Helicopter parents reach college; expert offers tips

    Helicopter parenting is more of an issue than ever on college campuses. An expert offers tips on how to back off before kids are off on their own.

  • Data: University of Maryland among nation’s most caffeinated schools

    Area colleges are back in session, which means many students are
    gulping down coffee and cramming for tests. New data show one local school
    is among the top in the nation with the caffeine jitters.

  • What are the best ways to save for college?

    The cost for four years of college in 18 years could reach nearly $800,000. Tips and advice on when to start saving and how to go about paying for college.

  • College students, interns drive D.C.’s food culture

    It\’s not just residents driving the food scene in the nation\’s capital. College students who attend local schools, or those who flock to D.C. for the summer, are one of the fastest-growing arms of the area\’s food movement.

  • 9 public college presidents’ pay tops $1 million

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before, according to a new survey. The Chronicle of Higher Education…

  • U-Md., U.Va. rank among ‘most desirable’ schools

    Tens of thousands of prospective college students want to be Terps
    or Cavaliers – and it turns out the University of Maryland and the University of
    Virginia are among the most desirable schools in the country, according to a
    college finder website.

  • University of Virginia tops best-investment list

    High school seniors are opening their acceptance letters and finding out whether they\’ve been accepted into their dream colleges. But before they commit, they should consider which ones are the best deals. And that might just be a university in the area.

  • D.C. college ranked one of ‘greenest campuses’

    During this season of college acceptance letters, high school
    students across the country are making difficult decisions about where to spend
    their next four years. To aid in this process, the website Niche compiles weekly
    ranked lists of a variety of factors, the most recent of which has placed American
    University in the top three.

  • University of Maryland tests new free textbook program

    The
    University of Maryland
    is trying out a program in which professors will assign \”open-source textbooks\”
    which are made up of non-copyrighted materials found from different sources that
    are relevant to their courses.

  • Career-path choices crucial in age of student debt

    It\’s important for high schoolers to consider career paths that will help pay back debts, Gene Natali Jr. says.

  • Top honors: D.C. area ranks among best college destinations in U.S.

    Washington ranks No. 3 among large metro areas as a college designation, according to the American Institute for Economic Research’s College Destinations Index for 2013 and 2014. Washington trails only New York and Boston on…

  • Study: Infamous freshman 15 may actually be 3

    Recent studies say it\’s a myth that college students gain 15 pounds during their first year away from home.

  • Steering girls toward STEM: Statistics and solutions

    Women are significantly underrepresented in one of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. Experts say parents and teachers need to support girls\’ interest in math and science at a young age.