The disparity is largest for blacks, a new study finds. They are twice as likely as white and Asian students to accrue more than $30,000 in graduate debt.
Admissions officers at the annual meeting of Nagap, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, discuss the pros and cons of massive open online courses.
Two graduate students from China were among a group watching the race near the finish line. Now one is dead and the other is seriously hurt.
Getting a Job
Javier Jiménez is one of the lucky ones. He came to the convention with an offer in hand. Still, much is at stake for job seekers at this life-changing event.
Many disciplines aren't celebrating yet, however.
- It's a Buyer's Market for Colleges Hiring Junior Faculty
- Academic Job Hunters: Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now
- Master's in English: Will Mow Lawns
Students in professional programs at private, nonprofit institutions received the most in grants and loans: an annual average of $36,200, a study found.
As the job market stagnates, some recent Ph.D.'s find hope in supportive postdoctoral programs, many backed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
- Graduate Student Debt Matters
- Without Summer Jobs, Some Adjuncts Must Fight for Unemployment Benefits
- In Debt to Your Degree
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