10 colleges that lead to graduate school

For some college students, pursuing an advanced degree after graduation is inevitable. (Premed students, for instance, know they’ll need to go to medical school to become doctors.) Others may immediately pursue a graduate education, at a law school, perhaps, to follow a lifelong passion, says U.S. News. Still other students may look to graduate school as a safe haven from a stagnant job market. Whatever the reason, many students enroll in graduate school shortly after completing their college degree…

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Law schools lure fewer students as jobs dry up

"People don't go into social work thinking they want to get rich. They want to help people. The law should be like that," said one student.

Tenia Phillips has heard the horror stories about life after law school, circa 2011, from crushing student loan debt to recent graduates serving coffee at Starbucks.

The reality check didn’t deter the 27-year-old Waco, Texas, resident from pursuing her childhood dream, though it took four years of working as an apartment leasing agent before she could start fall classes last week at the University of Missouri law school.

“I had gotten to the point in my life where it was either now or never,” she said. “Nothing in life is guaranteed. The job market can go back up again or back down.”…Read More