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Emerging Trends & Expert Insights in 2024.

Higher Education Options for Generation Z

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Generation Z students are on track to become the most educated generation. They have higher high school graduation rates and lower dropout rates than those who came before. In 2018, 57% of 18- to 21-year-olds were in college, compared with 52% of Millennials and 43% of Gen Xers at similar ages. The pandemic forced students…
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College Cost | Is It Worth It?

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The high cost of higher education is a significant financial obstacle today. A majority of students pursue college for improved job prospects and higher salaries. However, the excessive cost of college may be reducing it’s worth. Consequently, many are now questioning whether it is indeed worth it. Compared to two decades ago, the cost of…
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Which One to Choose? Traditional vs. Online Colleges

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Students planning to pursue a degree in the construction industry are presented with a crucial decision: Should they enroll in a traditional or online college? Traditional and online colleges have numerous differences, which we will explore further. Read on. Traditional vs. Online Colleges Lower Cost: Online programs generally have a lower cost and tuition compared to traditional degrees. This…
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How Technology is Revolutionizing Preconstruction

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Every building that captures your eye has undergone a demanding, detailed planning and preparation journey in the fascinating construction world. The key to excellence is building upon a solid foundation, literally and figuratively. It is important to kick-start the great way a project. That’s where an important phase comes to mind: the preconstruction phase. Regardless of…
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Connecting Builders Through Technology Tools

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Technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives, and the construction industry is no exception. It has revolutionized the way we work, play, and communicate. The construction sector is undergoing a significant transformation as it fully embraces technology. The industry is no longer confined to traditional methods, embracing modern innovations that are changing…
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The Skyrocketing Costs of U.S. College Education

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Some U.S. colleges now cost a surprising $95,000 per year! These outrageous fees can be a major financial burden for students seeking higher education. Data collected by US News & World Report reveals that the average tuition at U.S. private colleges has risen by approximately 4% in the past year, reaching just under $40,000 annually. The cost…
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Construction Industry Update | Job Openings

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We recently came across an analysis by the Associated Builders and Contractors, who used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. They found that the construction industry had an impressive 366,000 job openings on the last day of May. It’s time to consider a career in construction! Jobs in this…
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A New Semester Is About to Start At STONEPILE!

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A new semester is about to start at STONEPILEllc, where you can gain the knowledge and skills for the construction industry. If you are eager to learn, this is the ideal place to sign up! We provide the opportunity for an Associate in Applied Science in Construction, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction, and a Master of Applied Science…
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Why College is Still a Smart Investment

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Studies have shown that the perceived importance of a college education remains high among both currently enrolled and unenrolled students. However, enrolled students have realized the importance of college education, with 82% rating it as important compared to 72% of currently unenrolled students. Interestingly, most individuals view a college education as equal or more important…
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The Future of Higher Education | Enrollment Struggle

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The enrollment rates in colleges have decreased compared to pre-pandemic levels. Even more alarming is that the number of undergraduate credential completions dropped for the first time in ten years during the 2021-2022 academic year. Image by storyset on Freepik A Lumina Foundation and Gallup survey revealed that over 40% of college students have contemplated dropping…
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