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They Were Told He Was Gifted. He'll Be Proving It This May

16-year-old Braxton Moral will be first to graduate from high school and Harvard at same time

(Newser) - Like many kids, Braxton Moral dreams of one day being president. Unlike many kids, the 16-year-old forged an unusual path in his quest to get there. Per Time , Braxton will graduate on May 19 from Ulysses High School in his Kansas hometown, then don a cap and gown on May... More »

University Apologizes to Black Grads for 'Aggressive' Usher

University of Florida students were manhandled off stage

(Newser) - The University of Florida has apologized to black students who were manhandled off the stage by an aggressive usher at a commencement ceremony Saturday. Students say they were grabbed and shoved down the stage when they performed quick celebratory dances, with the usher apparently singling out African-American students, CNN reports.... More »

7 Worst-Paying Jobs That Require a Degree

Maybe think twice before going into public service

(Newser) - Just because you have a college degree doesn't mean you're going to make a lot of money. To that end, 24/7 Wall St. lists the 14 lowest-paying jobs that typically require a college degree:
  1. Legislators: So you want to change the world? That's all fine and good,
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Baby Ditched at SF State in 1984 Just Graduated From There

Jillian Sobol, now 31, was found in a box

(Newser) - A newborn abandoned in a box in a San Francisco State University dorm in 1984 just came full circle—by graduating from the same school. The San Francisco Chronicle relays the story of Jillian Sobol, now 31, whose biological mom, a student at SFSU, gave birth and left the infant... More »

10 Best Cities for New College Graduates

Hello, Cincinnati

(Newser) - This year's new college graduates might want to give Ohio a closer look as a place to land. The state has two of the top three cities in a list by SmartAsset of the best places for new grads. The list looks at three big factors: jobs, affordability, and... More »

Top 7 Cities for College Grads

Phoenix is No. 1

(Newser) - Which cities are best for new college grads? In terms of jobs alone, San Francisco and New York City might be the top two logical choices, but factor in other things such as rent and the overall cost of living, and the picture changes. ranked a slew of... More »

Congrats, Class of 2015. You'll Work Till You're 75

That's 13 years past today's average retirement age

(Newser) - We sure hope this year's college grads are excited to enter the workforce because they'll be in it for a long time, according to a new study from NerdWallet . Researchers there say graduates of the Class of 2015 will likely be working until at least 75—a full... More »

Want to Get Rich After College? Enroll Here

'San Francisco Chronicle' rounds up colleges with highest-earning grads

(Newser) - Want to rake in the big bucks, kids? Consider enrolling in one of 20 colleges the San Francisco Chronicle reports produce the highest-earning graduates. While Princeton and Stanford are among the more predictable colleges on the list, based on median salary after graduation, the top five may come as a... More »

Best, Worst Graduate Degrees

Fortune magazine looks at which provide the best bang for the buck

(Newser) - With graduation time here, Fortune asked Payscale to determine the best and worst graduate degrees. Salaries aren't the only factor; the survey also took into account things such as job growth, stress, and satisfaction. The top five winners and losers, along with the median salary for each: Best Graduate ... More »

Woman Graduates 75 Years After Finishing College

Unpaid $5 fee had kept her from receiving diploma

(Newser) - Among this month's graduates: Jessie Jones-White, Class of 1939. Jones-White, 99, was set to graduate from Beal College in Bangor, Maine, 75 years ago, but she didn't receive her degree thanks to an unpaid $5 transcript fee, ABC News reports. She recently told a friend the story; that... More »

16-Year-Old Graduates College—Before High School

Grace Bush used dual enrollment program to finish early

(Newser) - As a toddler, Grace Bush sat on her mother's lap while she " read to her every day for a few minutes so I could move on to do what I needed to do with my other" eight kids, Gisla Bush tells Reuters . Then at age 2, " I... More »

At 265 Colleges, Loan Default More Likely Than Graduation

Plus: Stafford loan interest rates double

(Newser) - Bad news if you're planning to attend Texas College in the fall: You've got a 38.2% chance of defaulting on your student loans ... and just a 12% chance of graduating. USA Today found 265 colleges and universities across 40 states where the loan default rate is higher... More »

College Grads: Both Record High and 'Distressingly Low'

Yes, both things at once

(Newser) - The number of American college graduates has been surging in recent years to a record high—which is probably a fair bit lower than you'd expect. As of last year, 33.5% of Americans aged 25 to 29 had at least a bachelor's degree, according to federal data.... More »

Dear College Grads, Here's Why I Won't Hire You

Boss suggests a crash course in computer progamming, no matter the major

(Newser) - A new batch of college graduates hits the job market in a month, and one potential boss has a particularly depressing message for them. Even though his "cool, rapidly growing company in the digital field" needs employees, Kirk McDonald of PubMatic says today's grads aren't up to... More »

Less Than Half of Grads Have Jobs Requiring a Degree

41% are overqualified for their jobs, 11% unemployed

(Newser) - The latest man-are- young - people - screwed statistic: More than half of those who graduated from college in 2011 and 2012 haven't been able to put their education to work in the job market, according to a study released this week. Researchers found that 41% were working jobs... More »

48% Chance You're Overqualified for Your Job

Assuming you have your bachelor's degree, says new study

(Newser) - Next month's college loan payment might be even more of a bitter pill to swallow: A new study out today finds that almost half of all working Americans with college degrees are overqualified for their jobs. In 2010, 5% of all janitors, 15% of cab drivers, and 25% of... More »

Sorry, College Graduates, Your 20s Do Matter

That stretch is life's 'developmental sweet spot,' says psychologist

(Newser) - Too many college graduates these days are embracing the message that it's fine to fritter away their 20s and figure things out by the ripe old age of 30, writes clinical psychologist Meg Jay in the Los Angeles Times . Which is too bad because "our 20s are life'... More »

What Commencement Speakers Should Really Say

Alexandra Petri weighs in on sometimes hard-to-hear truths

(Newser) - Wish you could ditch the inspirational commencement speech for something a bit more realistic? So does Alexandra Petri. But she wasn’t satisfied with Charles Wheelan’s recent list in the Wall Street Journal , “10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You,” because she kinda remembered hearing... More »

More Than Half of College Grads Underemployed

For many, degree leads to low-paying jobs, or none at all

(Newser) - The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge, according to an analysis of government data... More »

Big Hiring Back at Colleges

Interviews, wages all up more than expected, say experts

(Newser) - In another sign that the recovery is picking up speed, university graduate hiring is way up this spring, surging 10.2% from last year, reports Reuters . The National Association of Colleges and Employers had expected grad hiring to rise, but previously predicted 9.5%. Around the country, universities' career services... More »

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