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Architecture Majors Hit Hardest by Unemployment

Man working on a computerWant job security? Then you may want to consider the following majors: engineering, science, education and healthcare.

A recent report by Georgetown University revealed that if you want to land a job fresh out of college, you have to major in a field that is linked to these fastest growing industries. The study by Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce also reported which majors are failing degree holders.

Architecture grads, for instance, have the highest unemployment rate of their peers. They’ll have to tackle figures of about 13.9 percent due to the decline in housing construction.

The survey also revealed that grads with non-technical degrees are facing tough unemployment rates. Those who majored in the arts have an 11.1 percent unemployment rate. While those with degrees in the social sciences have a rate of 8.9 percent.

Futures look grim for some of those students who want to study their passions in college. “People keep telling kids to study what they love — but some loves are worth more than others,” said one of the study’s authors, Anthony P. Carnevale.

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Women and Minorities Earn Less with Higher Education

Women and minorities earn less than their male or Caucasian counterparts. A recent study from the College Payoff report from Georgetown University found that women and minorities, excluding Asians, with master’s degrees, doctoral degrees or professional degrees benefit less from having a higher education.

“Latinos and African-Americans with master’s degrees earn nearly the same in their lifetimes—roughly $2.5 million—as white workers who have bachelor’s degrees,” the study revealed.

Women must attain a Ph.D to make more than men with bachelor’s degrees. They earn roughly $2.86 million in their lifetime, while men with bachelor’s degrees earn $2.6 million in their lifetime.

Additionally, men with little college experience and no degree earn about the same as a woman with a bachelor’s degree, the study found.

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Bradley Cooper’s Education Background

Bradley Cooper is an American actor. Bradley first gained widespread recognition when he costarred with Owen Wilson and and Vince Vaughn in 2005’s romantic comedy, Wedding Crashers. He really launched himself into the public eye in 2009 when The Hangover was released in the USA.  His next movie, The Hangover Part II, will be released in the USA on May 26, 2011. In this movie, Bradley will revive his role as Phil, alongside Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Ken Jeong. EDUinReview will now take a look at this handsome actor’s education background.

Bradley was born on January 5, 1976, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents are Gloria and Charles Cooper; both are Italian-Americans. Bradley graduated from Germantown Academy, the oldest nonsectarian day school in the USA in 1993. He attended Villanova University for his freshman year of college, but then transferred to Georgetown University. He graduated from Georgetown in 1997 with a B.A. in English. He also studied French and has lived in France for six months, furthering his abilities with the language. After graduating college, Bradley attended the Actors Studio Drama School.

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Jeane Kirkpatrick’s Education Background

Jeane Kirkpatrick was a United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She  was born on November 19, 1926 in Duncan, Oklahoma. Kirkpatrick was the oldest child of Welcher and Leona Jordan; she has one younger brother, Jerry. She is possibly most famous for serving as Ronald Reagan’s foreign policy adviser and for being the first woman to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this influential woman.

Kirkpatrick was raised in Oklahoma and attended Emerson Elementary School until she was 12-years old. Then, her family moved to Illinois where she attended and graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School.

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Most Expensive Colleges for the 2010-2011 School Year

The Most Expensive College in America: Sarah Lawrence

The Most Expensive College in America: Sarah Lawrence

College is expensive and, thus, a luxury, but despite tuition rates on the rise across America and an economic recession, many universities are still meeting and exceeding enrollment goals. Some speculate that the steady enrollment is because people chose to go back to school, or stay in school, if they can’t find a job.

But how much are you willing to invest in your future?

Since 2000, public university’s tuition rates increased, on average, at a rate of 46.5% and private non-profit schools averaged an increase of 30.8%. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Economy Will Lose 300,000 College Graduates Every Year

cap and diplomaA recent study published by Georgetown University entitled Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 spelled out some complicated news regarding the economy. It’s been estimated that the U.S. workforce will be short 300,000 college graduates every year until 2018.

There are a couple reasons for this predicament. The recession produced a shift from manual labor jobs to those requiring higher education degrees. Our unemployment rate is still a staggering 9.6 percent because there aren’t enough college graduates to fulfill the needs of the jobs that are available.  Read the rest of this entry »

Bill Clinton Education Background

bill-clintonWilliam Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe in Hope, Arkansas on August 19, 1946. His biological father died in a car accident just three months before his birth. His mother remarried Roger Clinton when Bill was four, after which he took his stepfather’s name.

Clinton attended high school in Hot Springs, Arkansas and excelled as a saxophone player. He wanted to be a professional musician until, while serving as a Boys Nation delegate, he met President John F. Kennedy in the Rose Garden at the White House, where his political aspirations catalyzed.

Clinton graduated from Georgetown University in 1968 before earning a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford. He went on to receive a degree in law from Yale in 1973 before entering Arkansas politics. He lost his first campaign to become a congressman in the third district of Arkansas in 1974. Read the rest of this entry »

2010 NBA Draft Roundup: Kentucky Steals the Show

The NBA Draft took place in New York last night, and the first overall pick, John Wall of Kentucky, set a tone for the first round. Every time you looked up, there was another Wildcat walking up to the podium.john-wall-washington-wizards

After Wall went at #1 to the Washington Wizards, fellow freshman DeMarcus Cousins went to the Sacramento Kings at #5, junior Patrick Patterson went to Houston at #14, freshman Eric Bledsoe went to the Thunder at #18 and freshman Daniel Orton went 29th to the Magic giving Kentucky an astounding five first-round selections.

It was reminiscent of the 2005 draft, when four North Carolina Tar Heels were selected in the first 14 picks.

When I think about the group of Kentucky players, a thought creeps into my head: has the class designation lost all meaning in D-I college basketball? Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Unusual College Courses

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

A tree climbing course at Cornell University

In addition to American literature and psychology 101, some students can add queer musicology or tree climbing to their class schedule. Whether students are trying to find an easy filler class or just wanting to try something completely new, these unusual college courses seem to be popping up all over the country.

According to the Huffington Post College, here’s a list of some of the most unusual and coolest college courses:

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