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The Landscape for Master’s-Level Education

The landscape of postbaccalaureate learning has never looked more complex. On one hand, demand for the master's degree has never been higher -- the share of the U.S. population with an advanced degree has increased from 5 percent in 1980 to 13 percent today, leading the most competitive sectors of the workforce to refer to the master's as “the new bachelor's.”

Program to Help Make Sure College Students Are Well-Fed

College can be hard.

"Wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning to make an 8 o'clock class and then go to work," said Akazha Roberts, a student at Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley.