What’s My Major Worth?: The Value of a Master’s Degree in Big Data

“Big Data” is one of those terms that gets thrown around that we all pretend to understand, but probably couldn’t really talk about in detail. When we hear in the news about hackers stealing credit card data, or investigators requesting phone records, or a corporation selling information, we know vaguely that we’re talking about Big […]

The 50 States of Online Education

It wouldn’t be quite fair to call online education a “phenomenon” – that makes it sound like a fad, or a trend. And it’s not exactly the “wave of the future” either. Online education is a reality, and one rooted in the real economic needs of millions of working adults, professionals, and young people from […]

Apply Now: More Than 50 College Scholarships for 2017-2018 School Year

The cost of college has been rising faster than the rate of inflation for quite a few years, now, according to the College Board, and that fast increase affects some segments of students harder than others. First-generation college students, non-traditional aged working adults, minority, and low-income students have the most difficulties paying for college, and […]

Silicon Valley Everywhere: The Essential Guide to the TechHire Initiative

For all the talk about the booming tech economy, there’s a fact that doesn’t get nearly enough attention: there’s a considerable shortage of qualified workers, and a large hole in the tech workforce. How large? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 500,000 – that’s how many jobs are open in the tech field. Meanwhile, […]

25 Best Online Degree Jobs for 2017

Online degrees are becoming as mainstream as online dating, but just like with online dating, many people are still skeptical; “Sure, it’s convenient,” you may say, “but can I really get a good job with an online degree?” Short answer: Yes. Long answer: With the right online degree, graduates can do much better than just […]

Top 10 College Campus Radio Stations

College radio is one of the last places on earth where advertisers don’t dictate the play list, subversive speech is encouraged and strange sounds don’t mean you should call the plumber. Young people across the nation are bringing back lost recordings, introducing the next big thing, embracing multiculturalism better than your average anthropologist and giving […]

Top 10 Most Popular Liberal-Leaning Colleges for 2017

Using statistics from over 880 colleges that are considered liberal-leaning, we determined the following schools to be the most popular schools to attend for 2017. Finally, by comparing tuition by semester and fees per credit hour, Value Colleges developed this list of the Top 10 Most Popular Liberal-Leaning Colleges in the United States. Typically speaking, liberal colleges […]

Top 10 Bike-Friendly College Campuses for 2017

Whether your school of choice is a large university or a small liberal arts college, if you’re an avid cyclist or simply want to cut down on your motorized vehicle use, you’ll benefit from knowing which colleges and universities qualify as being bike friendly. There are a few ways to determine if your school of […]

Top 10 Green Colleges for 2017

Green colleges are all about sustainability, conscious living and learning, and making social, environmental, plus local and global impacts in positive ways across the country. Here at Value Colleges we focused on green colleges with an enrollment of at least 750 students and schools that were featured within the Top 50 Green list from the […]

10 Best College Town Coffee Shops

Many students can attest that there is one way to get through long nights of study, and that is coffee. According to Allison Aubrey, NPR reporter, college aged consumption of coffee has increased over the past decade. In a 2013 NPR report Aubrey noted that 18- to 24-year-olds are consuming coffee more regularly and instead […]