What Trump’s New Budget Proposal Might Mean for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

The Trump administration’s recently revealed education budget has certainly stirred up some controversy. Among the many proposed cuts and program changes is the Public Student Loan Forgiveness program. What is the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program? The PSLF, introduced in 2007, is a federal program that forgives the federal loan debts of qualified students working …

College Raptor has a New Menu Layout!

Our website recently underwent some structural changes in order to make navigation easier for all you users! So here is a quick update of what got changed, and what helpful tools and articles you’ll find in each category. Find Colleges   Anything and everything relating to the college search process can be found here. From …

Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Went to College

Talk of the 2016 election is everywhere. There are a myriad of subjects and issues on the table that have everyone talking, but here at College Raptor we have a special interest in education—particularly, higher education. We already have a post about the Republican and Democratic nominees’ stances on different topics relating to education, so …

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stances on Education in America

With Election Day swiftly approaching, some of us are anxiously waiting to vote for our preferred candidate while others may still be undecided as to who they are going to vote for. Here at College Raptor, education is certainly a priority. Whether you are a parent, professor, student, or simply passionate about education, it is …

Why the Education World Needs to Adopt Today’s Technologies

As technology continues to grow and change the way that the world works, there is often conversations on the topic of whether or not new technologies should be used in the classroom. The truth is, students want technology. Technology is an empowering factor in today’s society. The popularity of smartphones and tablets has increased the …

Where Powerful Women Went to College (Part 2!)

Not too long ago we presented an infographic all about powerful US women and where they went to college. Now we’re back with part two of the series! This time around, every single one of the ladies we feature was a speaker at the first ever United State of Women summit that took place earlier …

How Teaching the Fine Arts in School Benefits Students

There has long been an ongoing debate about the validity of arts education within schools—some think that they are frivolous in comparison to the Common Core and STEM-focused subjects, others argue the arts are intrinsically valuable to both education and life. The fact of the matter—and yes, we can indeed say fact as the many benefits …

Fun Facts about Colleges in America!

I’m the type of person that loves to learn new things, and when it comes to weird facts, you can consider me obsessed. Here are some facts you probably didn’t know about colleges, colleges histories, and college graduates in the United States: The name “Alumni” comes from the Latin “Alumnus” which means “foster son.” Source. “Alma …