higher education funding http://wamc.org en MA Lawmakers Addressing Student Debt http://wamc.org/post/ma-lawmakers-addressing-student-debt <p>A state committee addressing the rising costs of student loans held a hearing in western Massachusetts today.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 79487 at http://wamc.org MA Lawmakers Addressing Student Debt Report Says Massachusetts Needs To Increase Public College Graduation Rates http://wamc.org/post/report-says-massachusetts-needs-increase-public-college-graduation-rates <p>A new report from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education points to a need to increase graduation rates at the state’s public colleges and universities.&nbsp; It also warns these schools will soon fail to produce enough graduates to fill high- demand jobs.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> The six-year graduation rate for first-time freshmen at the state universities in Massachusetts is 50 percent, and that falls short of the graduation rates achieved by the leading state university systems in the country.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 76593 at http://wamc.org Report Says Massachusetts Needs To Increase Public College Graduation Rates Committee Looks Into Student Loans And Debt http://wamc.org/post/committee-looks-student-loans-and-debt <p>Members of the Massachusetts Legislature&rsquo;s Joint Committee on Higher Education are investigating student debt. They hope to make some recommendations on the complex issue of the cost of higher education and the burden it has become on many people.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:03:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 74606 at http://wamc.org Committee Looks Into Student Loans And Debt Vox Pop : College Planning with Lynell Engelmeyer : 10/17/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-college-planning-lynell-engelmeyer-101712 <p>On this edition of Vox Pop, <a href="http://collegeappwizard.com/about-college-application-wizard/">Lynell Engelmyer</a> - certified educational planner with over twenty years of experience in college admissions and financial aid - joins us to talk college financial planning and admissions. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 50051 at http://wamc.org U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Doug O’Brien http://wamc.org/post/us-department-agriculture-undersecretary-doug-o-brien <p>When some students go to college this fall, they will do so at a campus surrounded by farms and fields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working with colleges in rural areas, providing funding to keep them up to date and competitive with larger, urban-based institutions. U.S.D.A. Deputy Undersecretary Doug O’Brien was at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in the town of Johnstown yesterday to dedicate a new residence hall at the school, Raiders Hall. It was built with the help of 11-point three million dollars from the U.S.D.A. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:30:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46887 at http://wamc.org Karen Hitchcock: Degree Programs in the U.S. - Do They Miss the Mark? http://wamc.org/post/karen-hitchcock-degree-programs-us-do-they-miss-mark <p>Over the last several months, concerns regarding our nation&rsquo;s system of higher education have continued to escalate&hellip;concerns regarding cost, quality, rigor and, yes, even long-term value.&nbsp; And, as we all know, the employment opportunities for recent graduates of our institutions of higher education, particularly those who have earned a baccalaureate degree, have decreased substantially, despite the fact that members of the nation&rsquo;s high technology sector have stated that there are not sufficient numbers of U.S. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:45:00 +0000 42027 at http://wamc.org