February 9, 2012
Podcast Friday: The For-Profits

For-profit universities have come under fire in recent years because of questionable practices at some institutions. But today, schools like the University of Phoenix, DeVry and others are working hard to transform their images. Correspondent Emily Hanford interviewed Kaplan University’s Peter Smith for an upcoming documentary that tracks the rise of the for-profit higher education industry.

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December 23, 2011
Podcast Friday: Excellent Community Colleges

In the coming decade, most new jobs will require a college education. Community colleges are expected to play a big role in helping Americans get those jobs. Nearly half of all college students go to community colleges but only a third of them graduate.

Guest: Josh Wyner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program.

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November 17, 2011
Podcast Friday: Importing Chinese Students to American Colleges

In contrast to the United States and Europe, China’s economy is thriving. As the competition gets tougher for entrance into China’s universities, more middle-class families are sending their children to college out of the country, which has led to a booming college placement industry in China. Recent investigations revealed a pattern of fraud and financial kickbacks at one such agency.

Guest: Amy Scott, Education Correspondent, Marketplace.

Guest: Rob Schmitz, China Bureau Chief, Marketplace.

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November 10, 2011
Podcast Friday: Occupy Wall Street & Student Debt

The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading to college campuses, where students are protesting rising tuition costs and poor job prospects in today’s economy. One expert suggests cutting costs and streamlining college course offerings might produce graduates with more earning potential in the long term.

Guest: Anne Neal, President, American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

Visit WhatWillTheyLearn.com for more on the college ranking system Anne discusses in this podcast.

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