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A week after the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a three percent tuition hike, UMass President Marty Meehan says the university is looking to cut costs and increase efficiency.

The debate about the value of a college degree often centers around jobs, student loan debt, and whether it’s all worth it. A new study out Wednesday from Georgetown University finds that there are 30 million well-paying jobs in the US that require less than a four-year degree.

A new study released Wednesday finds that there are more than 30 million well-paying jobs in this country that don’t require a bachelor's degree and that pay, on average, $55,000 each year.


* This story originally aired on WGBH News on September 20, 2016.

This month, as parents packed up minivans and then dropped their kids off at college, unpacking their teenager’s brain might have been their biggest challenge. New research shows the teenage brain is not fully mature, even at the end of college.

In Cambridge on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, urging MIT graduates to serve something greater than themselves.

Graduate students at Tufts University have voted to unionize. The vote comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled last summer that students who teach and do research at private universities have the right to organize.

The number of full-time administrators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is way up, according to federal data. Growing administrative ranks at colleges is a national trend, but the seven-fold increase on the Lowell campus over the past ten years stands out as one of the highest.

Well, it's official. Amherst College has chosen a new mascot. The private school in Western Massachusetts announced its first official mascot on Monday. The Mammoths will replace the unofficial mascot, Lord Jeff.

Americans are increasingly anxious about widening economic gaps – gaps between the poor and the wealthy, the educated and the uneducated. In the post-industrial Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, taxpayers have been banking on their community college to reduce inequality, revitalize the local economy and restore the American Dream.

Across the country, many more high school students are earning college credits, even two-year degrees. Ohio is one state that has made a big move into what’s called ‘early college.’

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