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Sammons Financial Group announces new vice president of Annuity Product Development

Jill Esser is joining Sammons Financial Group (SFG) as the vice president, annuity product development.

Which U.S. schools receive the least federal student aid?

Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus, Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus and Kaplan University-Davenport Campus were among U.S. schools that reported receiving the least federal financial aid during the 2017-18 academic year, according to a Higher Educ

These 4-year schools have the top 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

Divine Word College, St Luke's College and Drake University are among four-year schools in the U.S. with the best 'on time' graduation rates, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which 2-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at American College of Hairstyling-Des Moines face among the steepest cost of attending two-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

These schools have the top 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S.

St Luke's College and Carlson College of Massage Therapy have some of the best 'on time' graduation rates in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?

From Higher Education Tribune

State residents enrolled at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York and Antelope Valley College in California face the lowest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

State residents enrolled at Coe College face among the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which 4-year U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

From Higher Education Tribune

State residents enrolled at Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication in Texas, New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and Brookline College-Phoenix in Arizona face the steepest cost of attending four-year in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

Residents in Iowa face some of the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

Analysis: 20,508 college athletes participate in outdoor track and field

From Higher Education Tribune

Mt. San Antonio College in California reported having the most outdoor track and field athletes in the U.S. in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: Women's college outdoor track grosses $32.3 million

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: Men's college outdoor track grosses $31.2 million

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Southern California men's outdoor track tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $900,000 – or $32,149 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College women's golf grosses $146 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Baylor University women's golf tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting nearly $1.2 million – or $90,955 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Sammons Financial's Jackie Cockrum gains Rising Star status

Iowa resident Jackie Cockrum, who serves as associate vice president for West Des Moines’ Sammons Financial Group (SFG), recently was recognized as a 2018 LIMRA Retirement Rising Star based on her inventive approach to daily operations.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: College athletics grossed $31,832 per athlete in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Georgia grossed $352,349 per athlete in 2016 – the highest of all athletic programs that year, followed by University of Texas at Austin ($346,947 per athlete) and Louisiana State University ($315,988 per athlete), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Nationally, public colleges, universities face borrower default rate of 11.28%

From Higher Education Tribune

At Culpeper Cosmetology Training Center in Virginia, 34.5 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

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