Nashville, Tenn's LEAD Academy set out one a daunting goal: that 100% of their graduates would get accepted to a four-year college. No mean feat but, this year, that's exactly what happened, with a full 83% of these students being the first people in their family to go on to college. They put together this very heartwarming video of their "signing day" and it will bring your heart back to life ... Discuss

The income analysis group Payscale recently looked at the most “underemployed” college degree programs, and the results are somewhat surprising. According to their research, undergraduate BBA majors (a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management), are the No. 1 most underemployed group of college grads. Mainly, because most graduates simply use the degree to go on to get the more in-demand MBA. Those that don’t go on to get their masters in the field typically don’t land high-paying business jobs. Criminal Justice majors came in second on the list, because in most cases, the jobs the graduates get in the field after college don’t require a degree. Theater Arts and Anthropology majors were cited because of a lack of jobs within the prospective fields. You can go here to see more of the list. Curiously, the Puppetry Arts degree was notably absent from their research … Discuss

Employment compensation-research firm Payscale has released the findings of a new study that looked at what college majors lead to long-term satisfaction, and the ones that graduates now regret. The research looked at three primary factors: The median, annual salary in the field associated with the degree, the likelihood that the graduate would recommend the major and percentage of degree-holders that feel that their work makes the world a better place. Jobs in fields related to math and science dominated the top of the list, with many former engineering majors earning into the six figures, and would recommend their field of study to upcoming students. The most “disappointing” majors? Communications and Arts. Journalism, English, Anthropology and Art majors mostly said they would not recommend their degree programs to others and didn’t feel like their professions made the world any better. Puppetry Arts was once again curiously absent from the lists … Discuss

There’s been a lot of talk about the tough job market facing recent college grads, but the new "2013 Job Outlook" report identifies the six degrees employers are looking for right now. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), they all rely heavily on math. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) interviewed 244 companies and found that a Finance degree is the No. 1 most sought after major by hiring employers, followed by Computer and Information Sciences, Accounting, Business Administration and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Management Information Systems. Sorry Puppetry Arts majors, once again your prestigious degree has been unjustly left off the list … Discuss

MSN has compiled this list of the 10 best cities for recent college grads by looking at factors like cost of rent, the job growth rate, unemployment, the number of twentysomethings living in the city and average salary for a recent grad. Houston, Texas, a city that’s creating more jobs than any other area of the country, topped the list. Boston, Austin, Seattle and Washington D.C. round out the top five, with Denver, Portland, Raleigh, Omaha and Minneapolis/St. Paul also making the countdown. You can go here to see the full list and the reasons why each city is a good place for a recent grad to live and find a job … Discuss

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